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Two INEC Staff Arrested Over House-to-house Registration

The National Chairman of Nigeria’s independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jeff 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 which was said to have been made at a Polling Unit in the Kabo area of Kano, was effected NY operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Police in the state.

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

Although the two arrested individuals have been granted bail, he affirmed that they will be prosecuted, adding that the process of replacement of the two staff involved was already on.

He also confirmed that the arrested persons were not members of the National Youth Service Corps, but are students being used to complement the manpower shortage of Corps members.

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