The Department of State Services on Sunday said it has arrested some suspects in Lagos State for cloning the Permanent Voter Cards currently being issued around the country by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
A statement issued by the spokeswoman of the service, Marilyn Ogar, in Abuja said that it raided a building located at 10, Bola Ajbola Street, Allen Avenue following a petition it received alleging “unwholesome activities” there.
It was the same building the All Progressives Congress alleged on Saturday was raided by the police and Nigerian Army.
The party said it was an attempt to curtail its activities by the Federal Government and the Peoples democratic Party.
But Ogar, in the statement on Sunday, said: “The petition alleged that those behind the activities were cloning INEC Permanent Voters Card with the intention of hacking into INEC data base, corrupting it and replacing them with their own data.
“Based on this information, the service placed the building under surveillance and having been convinced that some unwholesome activities were going on in the building, it undertook a raid of the premises.
“In the process, some persons were arrested, while a Server, three hard drive and 31 Ghana must go bags of hard copy document were recovered and taken away for further investigation.”
According to Ogar, the said location had no sign post indicating whether it was a private or government office.
This was contrary to the position of the APC that it was a verifiable office.
The known state office of the APC in Lagos State is on Acme Road.