Police Begins Probe of Office Found Voting During APC Congress

Police Begins Probe of Office Found Voting During APC Congress

  • The zone one command of the Nigeria Police has ordered an investigation into an officer's participation in the just concluded congress of the All Progressives Congress
  • The order was given by the Assistant Ispector General of Police in charge of zone one Kano, Sadiq Bello
  • Bello said the action of Bashir Mohammed who was caught casting a vote during APC's congress is unprofessional

A Police officer, Bashir Mohammed, is currently being probed by the the Nigeria Police for allegedly voting during the Congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state on Saturday, October 16.

In a picture which went viral was also shared on Facebook by Jaafaru Askilu Jnr, who said that Mohammed participated in the APC Congress in Kano from the faction of Tsiya-Tsiya.

Caught red handed in the act of Police misconduct

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Mohammed was caught in the picture standing with a ballot paper which was set to insert into a ballot box during the congress election.

Police, Bashir Mohammed in APC congress
Bashir Mohammed was caught casting a vote during the APC congress in Kano Photo: Jaafaru Askilu Jnr
Source: Facebook

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Daily Trust reports that Mohammed was seen casting his ballot alongside the party's newly elected chairman of Governor Ganduje's faction, Abdullahi Abbas.

Police leadership swings into action

However, in a swift reaction to the viral photo, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the zone one, Sadiq Bello, ordered the investigation of Mohammed.

A statement signed by the police spokesperson in the zone, Abubakr Zayyanu, the AIG condemned the act which he described as unprofessional.

He also said that Mohammed who is attached to the Police Special Protection Unit Base one in Kano is attached to the Government House in Kano.

According to Zayyanu, Mohammed was deployed to work with Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

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He also noted that appropriate disciplinary measure would be taken against Mohammed while promising that the police will keep the general public updated on the outcome of the investigation.

Zayyanu said:

“In view of this seemingly unprofessional conduct of the inspector, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation."
“If the inspector is found to have committed a disciplinary offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.”

The AIG assured the general public that further development on the matter will be communicated.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that three police officer attached a former governor of Central Bank, Charles Soludo, have been killed.

The police officers were killed when some gunmen operating in Anambra state attacked Soludo in Isuofia, Aguata local government area of Anambra state.

It was also gathered that the Anambra state's commissioner for public utilities was also taken away by the gunmen during the process.

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Also, there was pandemonium when candidates of applying for the ongoing police recruitment could not access the portal.

Legit.ng reported that the candidates were unable to access the recruitment exercise ahead of the screening process expected to commence on Monday, October 18.

It was gathered that the candidates who tried to print the slip needed to admit them into the examination exercise could not do so.

Source: Legit

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