The reason for the fireplace outbreak that destroyed over 5000 card readers on the headquarters of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, in Ondo State was on Monday attributed to defective electrical connections.
The Commissioner for Police within the state, Bolaji Salami, made the disclosure whereas briefing journalists on the result of the investigation carried over the incident.
Recall that on Thursday final week, 5141 card readers meant for the October have been destroyed in an inferno that razed the ICT unit of the fee.
Following the incident, there had been allegations from varied quarters, notably opposition political social gathering, with the demand for thorough investigation over the event.
In accordance with Salami whereas briefing journalists, the Ondo Fireplace Service report on the incident has put to relaxation points sabotage as regards the inferno.
The Police Commissioner added that the cardboard readers have been stored in two container compartments inside the premises of the fee.
He additionally assured that if there are different findings over the incident, additional briefing will likely be performed as he harassed that “for now the foremost trigger is defective electrical connections.
“This report is last from the fireplace service. They’ve the authority to analyze fireplace incidents in Akure.”