Sokoto State Police Arrest Two Offenders In Possession Of 468 Permanent Voters’ Cards

Date: 27-11-2022 7:39 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Police officers in Sokoto state have arrested two offenders in possession of 468 Permanent Voters’ Cards, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have said.

This was made known on Sunday by Festus Okoye, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee.

Although Okoye identified the first offender as Nasiru Idris, saying he was found with 101 PVCs in Sokoto States, the other culprit’s identity was not revealed.

The INEC National Commissioner revealed that the man was caught with 367 PVCs and is currently being charged in court.

According to him, the offence is in contravention of Sections 117 and 145 of the Electoral Act 2022.

“In the last couple of weeks, the Nigeria Police has arrested some individuals found to be in illegal possession of voters’ cards in some States of the Federation,” the statement read.

“In one case, the Police have concluded the investigation and handed over the case file to the Commission resulting in the successful prosecution of one Nasiru Idris at a Magistrate Court in Sokoto who was found to be in possession of 101 PVCs in contravention of Sections 117 and 145 of the Electoral Act 2022. He has been sentenced to a year in prison.

“Similarly, the Police in Kano State have arrested a man who was found to be in possession of 367 PVCs. The suspect has been charged to Court and the Commission is pursuing his prosecution.

“The Commission wishes to reiterate that it will continue to pursue all violators of the Electoral Act and ensure their diligent prosecution.”


On the PVC collection, Okoye stated that INEC is determined to make the process as seamless as possible.

He added, “A Standard Operating Procedure has been developed. This will be among the issues to be discussed and finalised at a retreat holding in Lagos from November 28 to December 2, 2022, involving all the Resident Electoral Commissioners.

“At the end of the retreat, the Commission will release the dates as well as the detailed procedure for the immediate collection of PVCs nationwide.

“The Commission appreciates the patience and understanding of Nigerians, especially those who registered as voters or applied for transfer/replacement of their cards from January to July 2022. In making the cards available for collection, the Commission is also working to ensure that the process is hitch-free.”


Posted: at 27-11-2022 07:39 PM (2 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 27-11-2022 07:51 PM (2 months ago)
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Posted: at 27-11-2022 07:51 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 27-11-2022 08:03 PM (2 months ago)
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This should be classified as TREASON. Soak them in a drum of crude oil.

Posted: at 27-11-2022 08:03 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- christiano10 at 28-11-2022 08:17 AM (2 months ago)
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Put them behind bars, five years each.
Posted: at 28-11-2022 08:17 AM (2 months ago) | Upcoming
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