Police arrests suspects of election misconduct in Kano


Na’ankwat Dariem, Kano

The Kano State Police Command has arrested two suspects for election misconduct.

Murtala Sule ‘M’ Commissioner for Local Government and Lamin Sani ‘M’ the Executive Chairman Nassarawa Local Government Kano State, were alleged to have penetrated the collation centre and attempted to destroy election result sheets.

This was contained in a statement released and signed by the State’s Police Public Relations officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna .

Investigation into this incident has commenced and the Police Command has warned the residents of the State that whoever was involved would be investigated and charged to court.

Members of the public were enjoined to remain calm as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC was announcing the election results.

Huruna explained that the force had observed that some Political gladiators in the State commenced celebrations of Election victory even before the announcement of the winner.

“The command is putting it clear to all and sundry that the Independent National Electoral Commission should be allowed to finish Collating the results and declare authentic winners before any celebrations,” he said.

The PR said any person or persons that engaged in such celebrations leading to breach of peace would be arrested and prosecuted as provided by the law.

He said the decision was to maintain peace and harmony and to do away with any incidenc of accident and breach of peace.

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