Vehicle-load of thumb-printed ballot papers seized in Kanp

March 9, 2019
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A vehicle packed with thumb-printed ballot papers in Kano metropolis was intercepted on Saturday by security agencies.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Abdullahi, confirmed the arrest of the vehicle in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday.

He said the vehicle was intercepted at Magwan Polling Unit at Magwan Primary School in Nassarawa Local Government area of the state.

According to him, the Divisional Police Officer from the local government area reported the matter and he was directed to move the vehicle to the police command.

He said the vehicle was under police custody and investigation had commenced to ascertain the persons behind the act so that they could be prosecuted.

A witness said the vehicle, a Sienna with registration number TRN 54 GR, was arrested along with five others occupants of the vehicle.

The witness alleged that 5,000 of the intercepted ballot papers were for governorship election, while 2,500 were for the state assembly election.

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