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Whistleblowers arrested over false ballot thumb-printing claims in APC office

Whistleblowers arrested over false ballot thumb-printing claims in Party office

Men of the Niger State police Command have arrested some boys who misled them to invade situation room of the All Progressive Congress gubernatorial candidate in Niger State, Umar Bago.

According to reports, the boys had informed the policemen that officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were in the building with sensitive materials thumb-printing ahead of the Saturday gubernatorial election in favour of the APC.

But when the policemen got to the said room, they reportedly didn’t find any incriminating materials as they were told, which annoyed the state Commissioner of Police who ordered that the informants be arrested.

While explaining what happened, the Divisional Police Officer that led the team said: “I got a call that the situation was being searched by the police. I rushed there and asked the DPO what was going on and he said they were informed that INEC staff were in the situation room thumb-printing ahead of the governorship election on Saturday.


“When they finished searching, they discovered that there was no such thing going on in the building. At that time, the Commissioner of Police had also arrived on the premises, so the boys who have the information were arrested for giving false information to the police.

“As I was arriving at the building, I noticed many PDP members standing by and then I realised the report had come from them and they seemed ready to cause trouble. The CP said having a situation room wasn’t out of place.”

The spokesperson of the command, Abiodun Wasiu, said the informants were arrested for giving false information to the police in an attempt to cause breach of peace in the state.

“The informant who was identified as Engineer Ndagi and one other were immediately arrested for giving false information and attempt to cause breach of peace at the scene,” he explained.

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