Three people have landed in police net in Kano for allegedly buying permanent voters' cards ahead of the supplementary governorship election in the state on Saturday, March 23.
The disclosure was made by the state police public relations officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who identified the suspects as Sa’adatu Isma’il and Halima Abba, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the police spokesperson said eight PVCs and N10,000 cash were recovered from the suspects.
Haruna said: “The suspects bought the PVC each at the sum of N5,000 and above, eight PVCs were recovered from them with the cash sum of 10,000."
One Mukhtar Shu’aibu of Dandishe quarters was also arrested for buying PVCs within the quarters. He was said to have confessed to buying the PVCs at the sum of N3,000 each.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that two staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and a politician were arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) and charged to a magistrate court in Port Harcourt for reportedly being involved in buying and selling of permanent voters' cards.
The three suspects were taken to court on an eight-count charge of going against the electoral acts.
The statement by the DSS read: "Monday Rowland and Beesor Sorle, who are INEC staff, are accused of facilitating the buying of about 3097 PVC’s belonging to various registered voters in the area."
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The charge also said Darlington Ogolo, who is a politician among the suspects, allegedly paid a bribe of the sum of N300,000 to Bessor Sorle, a high ranking officer of INEC, to get him 1,000 PVCs.
According to the charge report, Ogolo also paid N120,000 to Monday Rowland, a chief clerical staff of the commission so he could register voters in the same ward 7 in an illegal way.
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