The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has clarified that it did not arrest a pregnant woman during the June 18 governorship election in Ekiti State.
In a statement signed by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren in Ilorin, he said all the suspects in its custody were being held by court order over allegations of vote buying during the poll.
The spokesman stated that speculations that a pregnant woman was among the suspects were untrue.
“A pregnancy test conducted on all the female suspects arrested during the election at the State Hospital in Ilorin was negative.
“Earlier tests conducted in a private hospital also revealed negative result for all the female suspects,” Uwujaren said.
He said that the suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations are finalised.
Uwujaren also urged the public to ignore the wild claims about mistreatment of the suspects, saying that the commission is committed to the observance of the rule of law in all its operations.