By G9ija

Operatives of the Department of State Services have arrested a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission over alleged extortion in Rivers State.

The Public Affairs Officer of the INEC in Rivers State, Geraldine Ekelemu, confirmed the development on Tuesday.

Ekelemu said the state, a security guard, was nabbed for allegedly extorting unsuspecting members of the public.

He said INEC has zero-tolerance for acts of extortion by its staff and would ensure that the security agencies investigate the allegation against the guard and any other allegations of illegality by its officials to ensure that every infraction is redressed and punished.