Crime:- Isiaku Danja, a current member of the house of assembly, is one of the suspects.
The suspects were detained for their involvement in the crimes committed during the governorship and state house of assembly elections in the North West state, according to Kano Police Commissioner Muhammad Gumel, who made this announcement at a briefing on Sunday.
In addition to stealing ballot boxes, some of the accused were also arrested for vote buying and attempting to set fire to an INEC office in the state. Moreover, some weapons were found among them.
“Overall, 161 arrests were made during the elections. These arrests were made for crimes like vote-buying, ballot box snatching, and attempting to set an INEC office on fire, the official said.
“We will not hold back in bringing to justice anyone who attempts to obstruct this process,” the statement reads. “We are dedicated to ensuring that the electoral process is peaceful and free of any type of violence.”
The police commissioner also underlined how crucial citizen support is to make sure the voting process is successful. He advised people to report any suspicious activity and to abstain from all forms of violence and election fraud.
“To ensure that the elections are held without difficulty or disturbance, we require the cooperation of every member of the community. The police chief continued, “We urge everyone to maintain calm and obey the law.
The police’s decision to make arrests demonstrates their dedication to securing a free and fair election.
The authorities have made it clear that they would not put up with any kind of violence or election fraud and that they will take all necessary steps to make sure the polls are held without incident.