Ali Madaki, a chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), is currently in the custody of the Kano police command over illegal possession of firearms.
TheCable understands that Madaki was invited for questioning by the police on Wednesday.
Haruna Abdullahi, the police spokesperson in Kano, confirm the development to TheCable on Thursday morning.
Abdullahi said Madaki is still in police custody and that an investigation is ongoing.
Madaki is the house of representatives member-elect for Dala federal constituency of Kano.
The development comes days after Alhassan Doguwa, majority leader of the house of representatives, was arrested by the police for his alleged role in attacks in Kano state during the general election.
On Wednesday, he was charged to court and remanded in prison over alleged criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, unlawful possession of a firearm, mischief, and public disturbance.
There were violent clashes in Kano during the elections. The clashes were allegedly sponsored by candidates contesting for elective office.