Ballot Box Thief Grabbed

A man by name Abdul Rahaman Alhassan was on Saturday arrested by joint military and police personnel at the E/A Primary School polling station in the Nanton constituency of the Northern Region, for snatching a ballot box.

According to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, two persons were seen on a motorbike coming towards the polling station, oblivious of the fact that the soldiers were following them.

Abdul Rahaman Alhassan allegedly jumped down from the motorbike and snatched a ballot box, but his accomplice, thinking his comrade-in-crime had sat on the motorbike, sped off, leaving him on the ground.

He tried running away but was arrested by the sucurity personnel and sent to the Tamale Police Station for interrogation.

Abdul Rahaman is assisting the police for further investigations. The ballot box was sent back to the polling station for voting to continue.

Sources said Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed, Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, pleaded for the suspect and suggested that they send him to the chief’s palace instead of being kept at the police station.

FROM Eric Kombat, Nanton


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