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Saturday, 25 February 2023 07:58

15 arrested in Katsina over suspicion to tamper with results

Police officers in Katsina State detained 15 men on Friday on suspicion of plotting to tamper with the outcome of the general elections in 2023.

SP Gambo Isah, the spokesperson for the Katsina State Police Command, confirmed the arrest on Friday night.

He stated that the men were apprehended in Katsina with an unknown number of computer laptops and applications allegedly belonging to a popular political party.

He stated that the men were being held at the command’s Criminal Investigation Department and that an investigation into the matter was already underway.

He said, “We arrested fifteen suspects with unspecified numbers of laptops and apps belonging to a political party. We have commenced investigation and we don’t want to jump the gun.We have already invited experts to conduct investigation on the items as we don’t want to jump the gun. We shall make public the outcome of the investigation.”

Meanwhile, Katsina State was generally calm on Saturday morning as security operatives had already taken positions at strategic places including communities where voting would be conducted and in various sensitive places and locations in the state.

There is also restrictions on both human and vehicular movements across the state.

Security operatives were also seen in all entry and exit points to the state.

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