The police authorities in Sokoto State have arrested a man in possession of over 100 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), four months before the start of the 2023 general elections.

Muhammed Ussaini Gumel, the state’s commissioner of police, made this information public on Thursday while briefing reporters at the Command Headquarters in Sokoto.

Gumel stated it is suspected that the owners of the PVCs are not just Sabon Birnin citizens, where the suspect was caught, although the police authorities are yet to trace the actual owners of the PVCs.

He urged members of the public, in particular those who had cases involving missing PVCs, to go to the command headquarters where replicas of the cards would be on display so that owners could recognize them and collect them.

The CP claims that owners who appear at the command headquarters to claim their PVCs would be able to provide proofs and testimonials that will aid in the prosecution of the suspect.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) , meanwhile claimed that it has not printed the PVCs of Nigerians who participated in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise from January 15 to July 31, 2022.