A police officer captured on camera casting his ballot during last Saturday’s congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, is currently being investigated by police authorities.
The officer identified as Bashir Mohammed, standing beside Abdullahi Abbas, the newly elected chairman of governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led faction of the APC in Kano, was seen casting his vote in the exercise.
He is said to be attached to the Kano Government House, from where he was deployed to work with the state APC chairman.
But Abubakar Zayyanu, Police Public Relations Officer in charge of Zone One in Kano, said the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) in charge of the zone, Abubakar Sadiq Bello, has ordered that the officer be probed over the “unprofessional act”.
“The attention of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone one Headquarters, Kano, has been drawn to a trending picture on social media, of an inspector of police casting vote at the recently conducted Kano State congress of the APC along with his principal, the state party chairman, Abdullahi Abbas,” Zayyanu said.
“The inspector of police has been identified as Bashir Mohammed of the Special Protection Unit, Base One, Kano.
“The inspector is attached to the government house, Kano from where he was deployed to work with the said Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.
“In view of this seemingly unprofessional conduct of the inspector, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.
“If the inspector is found to have committed a disciplinary offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.”