Kano police has arrested five people trying to buy votes in the disputed Gama ward in Nasarawa local government area of Kano state.
It was gathered that two women were arrested for allegedly buying Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) from housewives at the sum of N5,000 in Gama ward.
DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who spoken with our correspondent in Kano, gave the names of the two female suspects as Sa’adatu Ismail, 39 years and Halima Abba, 55 years, residents of Brigade and Tal’udu quarters respectively.
“On 12/03/2019 at about 2000hrs, based on credible information received, two women namely (1) Sa’adatu Ismail 39yrs old of Brigade Qtrs and (2) Hajiya Halima Abba 55yrs of Tal’udu Qrts Kano were arrested for purchasing Permanent Voters Card from unsuspecting Voters at Gama Qrts Nassarawa LGA at prices starting from N500.00k and above. 8 Permanent Voters Cards and cash sum of N10,000.00k were recovered from them,” the statement said.
He also added, that two other suspects, Mukhtar Suleman and Idris Dankanawa were also arrested in after they were found moving around Gama ward apparently to purchase PVCs.
“Investigation is going on to unravel all person or persons connected to the crime with view of prosecuting them in the Court,” he said.
Kiyawa said, “Any person found to be engaged in the act should be promptly reported to the nearest Police Station for arrest, investigation and prosecution accordingly.”