Crime General

Two EC Officials Arrested In Tamale

Two Electoral Commission officials have been arrested by the Northern regional police for allegedly registering people in a house at Vittin, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region.

The suspects were allegedly using a machine for Salaga North constituency in the Savannah region.

Information gathered was that, the officials told people in the Salaga North Constituency the machine had generated fault and that they wanted to send it to Damango for repairs but rather brought the equipment to Tamale to register people at dawn.

The Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong confirming the arrest during an interview with Kingdom Fm’s Northern regional reporter Stephen Amoah said the suspects were arrested upon intelligence gathered.

According to him, the suspects, Mumuni Abilla Yusif, 26, data entry clerk at Kpanshegu Registration cluster in the North East Gonja district in the Savanah region was arrested at Vittin in the Tamale Metropolis, a search was mounted in his room and one Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kit was recovered.
Mr. Otuo Acheapong said, further investigation led to the arrest of the second suspect Mohammad Yushaw Kongsoha, 32 years, and the registration officer at Kpanshegu cluster.

He added that, at the time of the arrest of the suspects, 12 persons including 10 males and 2 females had been registered on 17 July 2020 between 7:04am to 8:00am at Vittin, which is not a designated registration center.

The two are currently in Police custody assisting with investigations.

Credit..Stephen Amoah/ Kingdom FM/ Tamale

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