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N/R: One in Grips of Police for Stealing EC’s Form A1.

One person is in the grips of the Norhern region Police for stealing eight copies of serialized Form A1, a property of the Electoral Commission.

This followed a response to a call by the police from the office of the Sagnerigu Municipal Electoral Commission Saturday July 4 at about 02:00pm.

“At the office, suspect Alhassan Abdullai Mohammed, 44 years, a teacher was handed over to the police in possession of (8) eight Voter Registration Forms 1A, the property of the Electoral Commission, which he dishonestly appropriated without the consent of the registration officer”.

“His picking of the Forms was dishonest and by law amounts to stealing”, the Northern Regional Police Crime Officer Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong revealed.

Suspect has been cautioned and detained assisting with investigations at the regional Criminal Investigation Department.

What is Form A1?

Form A1 is either a serialized or unserialized form used for registration and a property of the Electoral  Commission.

Unserialized  Form A1 is available on the website of the Electoral Commission for downloads.

Alternatively,  Serialized Form A1, is available only at registration centres, exclusively to be issued to the registrant by the EC official.

By law, the SERIALIZED Form A1 should not be in the possession of anyone who is not a registration officer.

However, preliminary investigation so far has established that the suspect is not a Registration official.

Zubaida Afua Mabuno Ismail|www.zamireports.com|Tamale.

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