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INEC Chairman confirms arrest of two of its ad hoc staff

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, has confirmed the arrest of two INEC Ad hoc staff for carrying out a house-to-house registration of voters in Kano State.

The arrest was carried out with the involvement of eagle-eyed operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS, and the Police in Kano, Kano State.

Confirming the arrest, INEC Chairman assured that the replacement for the two staff involved was already on.

He confirmed that the arrested persons were not of the National Youth Service Corp, adding that the individuals were students who were being used to complement the manpower shortage of corp members.

Professor Jega insisted that the offenders would be prosecuted.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kano State also confirmed the arrest yesterday.

The arrest was said to have been effected at a Polling Unit in the Kabo area of Kano.

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