Police Arrest Three in Kano Re-run Elections

Kano re-run election, Police, Arrest

Three persons were arrested for electoral offences in the just concluded re-run polls in Kano State.

In a post election analysis, Kano State commissioner of police, Habu Sani noted that the emplacement of proactive measures led to their arrest.

In a statement signed by the  police public relations officer in the state,  Abdullahi Haruna, the commissioner said the suspects were arrested for being in possession of voters cards or for being in possession of money  suspected to be meant for vote buying.

He said that the police have commenced investigations into the cases adding that the outcome of the investigation would be communicated to INEC for further action.

Besides these incidents, he said that the re-run election in the state was peaceful.

Recall that the re run elections were  held on Saturday in Kiru/Bebeji, Tudun Wada/Doguwa and Kumbotso federal constituencies and in Madobi, Minjibir, Rogo and Bunkure for the State House of Assembly .

He said that 6726 police officers and men and other security agencies were deployed for the purpose of the election, adding that adequate security was provided at all the 864 polling units/ voting points and collation centres across the affected nine (9) local government areas in the state.

He added that the election was generally calm and peaceful.

While thanking the people of Kano State for their cooperation during the re-run election, he reiterated the need for the same commitment from the people towards the protection of lives and property in the state.


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