INEC staff caught with thumb printed ballot papers in Niger
An ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) was arrested on Friday night in
Sambo ward, Rijau local government area of Niger
State, in possession of thumb printed two booklets of
The INEC staff, a supervising presiding officer,
Ibrahim Tanko was arrested with the ballot papers in
favour of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
governorship candidate, Mohammed Gado Nasko.
A source in the town said the electoral officer after
collecting all election materials went back to complain
that there was a short fall in the ballot papers given to
Unknown to Tanko, some people had seen him hiding
the two booklets in a car purportedly owned by a
former minister in the state.
The suspect was immediately arrested and handed
over to the Divisional Police Officer in the town.
Contacted on phone, the head of Voter Education Unit
in the state INEC office, Malam Mohammed Wase,
confirmed the incident, saying investigation to
ascertain those involved in the incident was ongoing.