The Kaduna State Police Command has said in a statement that it has apprehended no fewer than 172 suspects over alleged involvement in various forms of malpractices during the just concluded general election in Kaduna state alone.
As said earlier, the news was contained in a statement by the Kaduna Command’s Public Relations Officer identified as DSP Yakubu Sabo, earlier today in Kaduna.
Meanwhile, the Kaduna state police listed the alleged offences to include, snatching and destroying of electoral materials, alteration of elections results, and impersonation.
In addition, other offences include possession of multiple permanent and temporary voter cards, 99,466 pieces of tamper-evident envelopes for used ballot papers, criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbances, political thuggery, unlawful possession of dangerous weapons, and theft of INEC materials among other crimes.
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Furthermore, the Kaduna State Police Command also indicated that the exhibits recovered from the suspects who were arrested based on electoral offences included, 39 permanent and temporary voter cards, 99,466 pieces of tamper-evident envelopes for used ballot papers, 100 pieces of INEC observers jackets and a pair of army trouser.
We await further confirmation if the apprehended suspects will be charged to court based on the nature of their offence or if the non guilty ones would be freed.