The Department of State Service (DSS) says investigations by the service revealed that there was an elaborate plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to inflate its membership data ahead of the February 2015 general elections.
Addressing a news conference in Abuja, spokesperson for the DSS, Marilyn Ogar, says the party also had plans to hack into INEC’s voter registration database through the creation of party membership forms and cards to match INEC’s voter register across the country.
She said a search conducted by the service at number 10 Ajibola street, Ikeja, Lagos in November, 2014 was backed by a search warrant as required by law.
“Investigations revealed that the property was being used for illegal voter registration exercise,” she said.
The DSS claims are coming barely five weeks to the general elections.
Ogar displayed pictures of persons alleged to have been registered illegally by the party, insisting that number 10 Ajibola Street never had a signboard, banner or flag indicating that the building was being used by a political party.
She also said one of the items discovered during the operation included a video on how to become a computer hacker.
While the All Progressive Congress has filed a lawsuit to challenge the raid and arrest of its members, the DSS says those arrested at the building have been charged to court as further investigation continues.