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True! Man caught with pre-voted ballot papers in Makeni

A man allegedly affiliated with the SLPP has been caught with pre-voted ballot papers in Makeni. The video has gone viral on WhatsApp, with reports suggesting the police have arrested him after a chaotic scene.


DUBAWA traced the landmarks in the video and found the location to be RC Kolokolo Senior Secondary in Makeni, with station number 04239. The polling centre manager will not speak to the fact-checker. However, the fact-checker spoke to multiple voters at the centre who confirmed the arrest by the police. The fact-checker proceeded to the Panlap police station in Makeni and found the arrested suspect to be Hassan Karim with thumb-printed ballot booklets. DUBAWA also found a link to a video showing how the suspect was handed over to the police.

DUBAWA’s fact-checker Edna Egegba at the police station


Author: Edna Egegba/Osman Sesay

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