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General News of Wednesday, 30 November 2022


APC Chairman jailed for possession of 376 different PVCs

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A magistrate court has convicted Aminu Ali, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Yautar Ward in Kano State of illegal possession of over 300 Permanent Voters' Cards.

According to Daily Trust, Ali was sentenced to two-year imprisonment by the court presided over by Faroukh Ibrahim Umar for unlawful possession of 367 permanent voters cards (PVCs) bearing different names.

Reports suggest that Ali was arrested in October for collecting PVCs from different people in Gabasawa Local Government Area of Kano state.

He was also accused of conspiring with some other members of the ruling party to commit the offence to which he pleaded guilty.

An action in contravention of section 22 (a) of the Electoral Act, 2022 as amended. Delivering his sentence, the magistrate slammed an option of N500,000 fine for the first offence.

The court further sentenced Ali to six months with an option of N50,000 fine for the offence of criminal conspiracy, which is contrary to section 97 of the Penal Code.