Update On Thumb-printed Ballot Papers Found In Kano, 2 Suspects Arrested. Photos

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The Kano State Police command has impounded 14 sacks of specimen ballot papers in the state.

The command also said two people have been arrested in connection to the discovery of the ballot papers.

Addressing reporters Thursday at the police headquarters at Bompai area in the Kano metropolis, the spokesman of the command, DSP Haruna Abdullahi said, ” two persons had been arrested with 14 sacks of specimen ballot papers.”

Abdullahi explained that, the suspects were apprehended within the Kano metropolis loaded on a vehicle.

He said, “Let me categorically state that the ballot papers are not thumbprinted and not real. They are just specimen used to enlighten voters.

He added that the suspects confessed that the ballot papers were on transit to Dutse, Jigawa State capital, with the intention to distribute it to the rural areas for election enlightenment.

The spokesman said that the two suspects are now under interrogation, while investigation is ongoing.

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