Police exonerates party agents over alleged hacking of election results


By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

KATSINA State Police Command has exonerated the 15 political party agents arrested on Friday with 20 laptop computers allegedly with intentions to hack into INEC servers to rig elections results.

The party agents had been accused of planning to hacked into today’s presidential and national assembly elections results schedule for today, Saturday, the 25 February.

Katsina State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isa, after concluded investigations on the case said “the Command wishes to state that it has carried out in-depth investigations with the assistance of independent computer expert and it was discovered that the political party in question was setting up a situation room, using a computer application software, for the purpose of collating elections results through their party agents, but not to hack into INEC servers with intent to rig elections results as allegedly reported.

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, CP Kolo Yusuf is assuring the members of the public that the Command is on top of the situation and in synergy with other sister agencies, have put in place water tight security at all RACs, Polling Centers and Units and urges all to go out and cast their votes without any fear of attack or molestation, please.

Meanwhile, earlier in a press statement made available to newsmen by the PDP Atiku/Lado campaign council had threatened to file law suit against the Nigeria Police Force for infringement.

The Director of Media and Press, PDP Atiku/Lado Campaign Council, Kabir Yusuf Yaradua noted that the Police raid and subsequent arrest of the party officials was an attempt to truncate the existing democracy which Nigeria is enjoying for over 24 years.