Police arrests 2 for illegally registering voters

The Northern Regional Police Command, on 17 July 2020 at 0800 hours, acting upon intelligence, arrested one Mumuni Abilla Yusif, 26, a data entry clerk at the Kpanshegu registration cluster in the North-East Gonja district of the Savana region at Vittin in the Tamale metropolis.

“A search in his room recovered one Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kit”, a statement issued by the command said.

“Further investigation led to the arrest of a second suspect, Mohammad Yushaw Kongsoha, 32 years, and the registration officer at Kpanshegu cluster”, the statement added.

The police command said at the time of the arrest of two suspects, “12 persons, including 10 males and 2 females, had been registered on 17 July 2020 between 0704 hours and 0800 hours at Vittin, which is not a designated registration centre”.

“The two are currently in the custody of the police assisting with the investigation”, the statement noted.

The police says after investigation, the suspects “will be charged with the appropriate offences and put before court”.

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