Court remands man for allegedly being in possession of 29 PVCs

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Monday ordered that a man, Tasi’u Abdu, be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly being in possession of 29 Permanent Voters Card (PVC).

The defendant, who lives in Hayin Hago Village, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Kano, is charged with one count of being in possession of PVC.

Chief Magistrate Mustapha Sa’ad-Datti adjourned the matter until Jan.30, for ruling in the bail application.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Mrs Badiyya Lawan, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan.18, at Dawakin Tofa Local Government Kano.

Lawan alleged that the defendant was arrested in possession of 29 PVCs belonging to different people.

When arrested, she said, the defendant could not give satisfactory account hoe he got the cards.

The defendant, however denied committing the offence.

The prosecutor objected the defendant bail application.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 22 of the Electoral Act As Amended.

The defence counsel, Mr Isa Baba-Gadaka, urged the court to exercise its discretional power and grant his client bail.

Baba-Gadaka argued that the application was brought pursuant to section 35 and 36 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria,1999 as amended.(NAN)

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