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Bauchi court jails man for acquiring multiple PVCs

Posted: Apr 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu Correspondent, Bauchi

A 25-year-old man, Ya’u Ismaila, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by Yelwa Magistrate’s Court 12 Bauchi for acquiring multiple Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).

Ismaila, who resides at Tsohon Makabarta, Jahun in Bauchi was convicted for getting three PVCs with different names but his picture was on all PVCs in his possession.

The cards bore the names Yau Ismail,  Koyabi kela Bason and Ismail Koyabi and was registered at Fadan Bayak Jahun, and Jaja quarters all bearing the photograph of Ismail.

He pleaded guilty to the offence which the prosecutor, said was contrary to Section 120 (c),(d) of the Electoral Acts 2010 as amended.

The first information report indicates that Ya’u Ismaila on March 28, 2015 at 12pm was apprehended at a stop and search military checkpoint at Rafin Makaranta along Ningi Road. He was arrested with three PVCs bearing three different names.

In his ruling, Magistrate Kasimu M. Mohammed said: “Upon the facts before this court and the nature of the offence, the voluntary admission of guilt by the accused, I can only be lenient to you since you admit guilt instantly without wasting the energy of this court, the accused is sentenced to six months in jail or option of N100,000 fine.”