BREAKING: Police arrest suspected agents planning to manipulate INEC results in Katsina

No fewer than 15 suspected agents trying to manipulate the ongoing presidential election  have been arrested by the Katsina State Police.

The Command’s spokesman, Gambo Isa said the suspects were arrested with several electronic gadgets, laptops, and tools.

Parading the suspects at the Command’s headquarters on Friday, Isa said investigation into the matter is ongoing.

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He said: ”Police are conducting investigations and the outcome will be made clear to everybody.

“We don’t want to jump the gun. We invited experts and they are doing their work to see the system to ascertain actually what is in the place because of its sensitivity.”

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Reacting to the arrest in a press statement, Alhaji Kabir Yusuf Yar’Adua, the Director Media and Press, PDP Atiku/Lado Campaign Council in the state, described the police attack on the party’s computer room as callous, wicked and barbaric.

He said the attack which is coming less than 24 hours to the commencement of 2023 general elections is unwarranted.

“During the attack, the Police carted away the PDP computers & accessories in which has vital and highly classified Information, as well as documents being stored in the last six months to date”.

“As a law abiding Party, PDP will institute a legal action against the Police for violating its rights to privacy and tresspassing its territory without any valid court order or warrant of search and also without committing any offence to warrant such undemocratic act”.

“It’s to be noted that by committing this illegality, the Police are therefore battle ready to assist in truncating our democracy”, he added.

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The state PDP media and press director, however, maintained that the party would hold the police response in the event any of its computers, accessories, or stored documents got lost, destroyed, removed, or damaged.

“In addition, what stops the police from meting out such bad actions to other political parties in Katsina? Why then singling out PDP? Or is it because of its popularity and or becoming a threat to the fast-dying APC due to its maladministration, bad governance and sheer below-zero performance in its almost eight years in office?”, he concluded.

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