Nicholas Surei reportedly left the ballot boxes unattended after finding long queues at the constituency tallying centre.
A search for him proved futile as he had switched off his mobile phone.
IEBC and the police later got a hold of him and was asked to report back to the tallying centre.
Mr Surei was arrested for absconding duty.
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