Ghana Election 2016: Bekwai EC Officer Arrested Over Electoral Fraud


A female electoral officer stationed at the Methodist Primary School polling station at Bekwai in the Ashanti region has been arrested for allegedly committing multiple electoral offences

According to witnesses at the polling station, the woman who was brought to the polling station by an aspiring Member of Parliament contesting on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) was caught giving out two or more ballot papers to voters perceived to be supporters of the NDC.

She is also said to have removed unofficial ballot papers from a booklet unknown to the other officials and agents at the polling centre.

These ballot papers, according to the report have not been stamped, as required by the EC.

Police have refused to comment any further on the matter or give the name of the polling official involved but say they will investigate.