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Rerun Election : Kano Police arrest three for buying PVC

The Kano State Police Command have arrested three persons for allegedly buying Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), ahead of the supplementary governorship elections on 23 March.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the State, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, on Wednesday in Kano disclose 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.

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He said the suspects bought the PVC each at the sum of N5,000 and above, adding that eight PVCs were recovered from them with the cash sum of 10,000.

DSP Haruna also said that on March 13, at about 10:00a.m 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 said.

The PPRO said that on March 13 at about 10:00a.m two more suspects were arrested all of Gama Quarters, Kano, for moving about with a view to buy PVCs, adding that they were rescued from a mob that was about to lynch them.

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