Fake election observer arrested with ballot papers in Jigawa


A fake domestic election observer, was yesterday arrested by the police in Jigawa state. The suspect was arrested with ballot papers and cash.

The suspect identified as, Mansur Ahmed, was arrested along Birnin Kudu to Chiyeku Road, in Jigawa State, with sensitive customised as well as face caps and jackets bearing the inscription: ‘Domestic Election Observer’. Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) tags, two vehicle plate numbers, chunk of money and ballot papers in his possession.

According to Auwal D. Sankara (Fica), Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Jigawa State on New Media, the suspect was caught during the police raid with the sensitive materials which he held in order to gain easy access to restricted areas meant for personnel with due accreditation.

Ahmed, who is a native of Jahun Local Government was caught in an area not close to his polling unit.


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