Police in the Northern region have arrested two officers of the Kpanshegu cluster registration centre in the Savannah region for allegedly keeping a Biometric Voter Verification machine in a private room and registering applicants at an undesignated centre.
The two, Mumuni Abilla Yusif, 26, a data entry clerk at the Kpanshegu cluster registration centre and Mohammad Yushaw Kongsoha, 32, also the registration officer at the centre were arrested for possessing a BVR kit and registering twelve (12) applicants in the room of the former in Vititng in Tamale.
“On 17 July 2020 at 0800 hours, the police acting upon intelligence arrested suspect Mumuni Abilla Yusif 26, data entry clerk at Kpanshegu Registration cluster in the Northeast Gonja district in the Savanah region at Vittin in the Tamale Metropolis”.
“A search in his room recovered one Biometric Voter Registration(BVR) kit. Further investigation led to the arrest of a second suspect Mohammad Yushaw Kongsoha 32 years, and the registration officer at Kpanshegu cluster”, according to a report by the Acting Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command Superintendent Kwabena Otuo Acheampong.
The twelve applicants including ten (10) males and two (2) females were registered on July 17 between 07:04 AM and 08:00 AM.
The two are currently in the custody of the police assisting with the investigation will be charged with the appropriate offences and put before court.