Police arrest Rep member for attempting to burn down INEC office 

A lawmaker in Kano State, Isyaku Ali Danja, has been arrested by policemen in the state for allegedly leading a team of hoodlums to destroy the collation centre of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Gezawa Local Government Area of the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Husaini Muhammad Gummel, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

He said about 164 people were also arrested for various political crimes during the conduct of the recently concluded governorship and House of Assembly elections.

The commissioner said the arrested people were accused of allegedly ballot box snatching, disrution of election, engaging in violence wielding dangerous weapons and engaging in drugs related crimes.

He assured that they are are going to be investigated and prosecuted accordingly.

“As part of our activities in ensuring a peaceful conduct of the governorship and House of Assembly election in the state we are parading suspects arrested for various violations during the election.

“They are arrested for ballot paper snatching, disruption of voting, wielding of dangerous weapons while some were caught with drugs.

“Amongst those arrested is also a member of the state House of Assembly Isyaku Ali Danja of Gezawa Constituency, who led a team of hoodlums attempting to destroy the INEC collation centre at Gezawa.

“They are all going to be investigated and prosecuted accordingly” he stated.

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