The Kano State Police Command has arrested three persons for allegedly buying permanent voter cards (PVCs), ahead of the supplementary governorship elections on 23 March.
Command Police Public Relations Officer DSP Abdullahi Haruna, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Kano.
The PPRO disclosec that on March 12 at about 8 pm, based on information received, 39 year old Sa’adatu Isma’il of Brigade Quarters, Kano, and Halima Abba, 55, of Tal’udu Quarters, were arrested for purchasing PVCs from voters at Gama Quarters Nasarawa Local Government area of the state.
He sàid “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″..
Haruna added that on March 13, at about 10am, one Mukhtar Shu’aibu of Dandishe Quarters, Kano, was also arrested for buying PVCs within the Quarters.
“He confessed to have purchased two PVCs at the sum of N3,000 each”.
Haruna also said that on March 13 at about 10am, two more suspects were arrested all of Gama Quarters, Kano, for moving about with a view to buying PVCs.
He said the suspects were rescued from a mob that was about to lynch them.
Recall that Kano will hold supplementary elections on 23 March to determine who becomes the governor in the next four years, between incumbent Abdullahi Ganduje of APC and the challenger, Abba Kabir Yusuf of the PDP.
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