Ballot box snatcher falls-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A MAN was arrested after he snatched a ballot box during the barangay election on Monday in the province of Basilan.
Arrested was Ersad Mohammad Pahalwan, a resident of Seaside village, Isabela City.
Isabela City police commander Superintendent Albert Larubis said Pahalwan was arrested around 10:45 a.m. Monday in Seaside village by the policemen who were detailed as election security personnel.
Larubis said Pahalwan pretended to cast his vote in one of the polling precincts in the village when suddenly, he snatched the ballot box and run.
The suspect threw the ballot boxes into the water, spoiling them and resulting in the suspension of casting of votes at the polling center.
The suspect, who is detained at the Isabela City police headquarters, will face charges for violation of the Omnibus Election Code. (Bong Garcia)