Police intercept vehicle loaded with ballot papers in Kano

By Tukur Muntari

#TrackNigeria: The Police in Kano on Saturday intercepted a vehicle loaded with thumb printed ballot papers in Kano metropolis.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Abdullahi, confirmed the arrest of the vehicle in an interview 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 the Police custody and investigation had commenced to ascertain the persons behind the act so that they could be prosecuted.

“Yes, it is true a vehicle was intercepted with ballot papers around 12 noon and it is now with the Police at the state CID.

“The investigation will reveal whether the ballot papers are genuine or not,” the Police spokesman said.

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

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