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A former Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Isyaku Ali Danja, has been arrested by the state Police Command for attempting to set ablaze the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre at Gezawa Local Government Area of the state.

Naija News reports that the state Police Commissioner, Husaini Muhammad Gummel, made this known on Sunday while parading about 164 people arrested for various political crimes during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.

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Gummel also disclosed that Danja, who represents the Gezawa constituency in the state assembly, allegedly led a team of hoodlums to destroy the INEC collation centre.

The commissioner explained that the suspects of allegedly ballot box snatching, disruption of elections, engaging in violence wielding dangerous weapons and engaging in drugs-related crimes.

Gummel assured that the suspects are going to be investigated and prosecuted accordingly.

He said: “As part of our activities in ensuring peaceful conduct of the governorship and House of Assembly election in the state we are parading suspects arrested for various violations during the election.

“They are arrested for ballot paper snatching, disruption of voting, wielding of dangerous weapons while some were caught with drugs.

“Amongst those arrested is also a member of the state House of Assembly Isyaku Ali Danja of Gezawa Constituency, who led a team of hoodlums attempting to destroy the INEC collation centre at Gezawa.

“They are all going to be investigated and prosecuted accordingly” he stated.

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“The commissioner further called on the general public to cooperate with the police in ensuring that they do not engage in wild celebrations that might lead to a breach of the law.”

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