Police in Sokoto arrest man with 101 PVCs


Police in Sokoto arrest man with 101 PVCs

The Sokoto State Police Command has arrested one Nasiru Idris of Sabon Birni Local Government Area of the state with 101 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).

Briefing newsmen on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Hussain Gumel, said the suspect was arrested in Sabon Birni on October 10, following credible information.

He added that the suspect could not give an account of how he got the PVCs.

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“It is envisaged that owners of these cards are not only from Sabon Birni local government but could be from other parts of the state because we could not trace the rightful owners of the PVCs,” he said.

He, however, called on the public, especially those whose cards were either missing or misplaced to come to the command headquarters and check.

The CP said the police would return all the unclaimed cards to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after one month.

Meanwhile, the command also decorated six newly promoted officers.