Friday, 27 February 2015

Police arrest Benue syndicate with 12,000 PVCs

The Benue State Police command on Thursday arrested a syndicate with over 12,000 Permanent Voters Cards.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Hyacinth Dagala, confirmed the arrest of the leader of the gang, who identified himself as Ali Usman. His colleague, Terseer Wuar, was also arrested.

He said the suspects were arrested with photocopies of PVCs and would be arraigned in court as soon as preliminary investigations were completed.

Dagala said the leader (Usman) claimed that he was working for some big politicians in Abuja under the umbrella of Northern Youths Forum.

The CP however refused to disclose the parties the suspects belonged to, noting that it might affect investigations.

It was learnt that Usman was arrested at Benue Links motor park as he was trying to leave for Abuja while Wuar was arrested at a business centre in Makurdi, the state capital, by the police based on a tip-off.

The state police command had two days ago arrested four other persons in possession of over 1,000 PVCs in Makurdi.

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