- The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has taken crucial steps to punish electoral offenders in the just-concluded presidential polls
- The Lagos state police command announced that it arrested over 20 suspects disrupting the electoral process during the election
- However, six of them have been found culpable and have been arraigned before the court for immediate prosecution
The Lagos state police command has issued a fresh update on the suspects arrested for illegally possessing permanent voter cards (PVCs) and diversion of sensitive materials at the just concluded presidential and national assembly elections.
As reported by PM news, the police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, revealed that four out of over 20 suspects arrested had been handed over to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for prosecution.
Hundeyin revealed that these suspects, which include two males and two females, were handed over to the electoral commission on Friday, March 10.
He further disclosed that two other suspects were also found guilty of possessing firearms on election day, violating the electoral and criminal acts.
The two suspects were identified as Joseph Agada and Animashaun Kabiru, who were all arraigned in court for prosecution alongside other suspects on Friday.
Fear Heightens in Kano as Police Raise the Alarm About Politicians’ Strong Move Ahead of Governorship Poll
In another development, the police in Kano have sent a strong message to troublemakers following clashes among party supporters in the state.
According to the police in the state, some politicians are allegedly planning to import thugs to disrupt election activities on Saturday, March 11.
This development has heightened the fear of election violence, and residents in the state are seriously concerned about their voting pattern this Saturday.
2023 Guber Polls: Police Make Multiple Arrests Over Fake Whistleblower Alert in Niger State, Details Revealed
Meanwhile, The Niger state police command has arrested no fewer than two persons for raising a false alarm.
The culprits were reported to have informed the police about an ongoing thumbprinting of ballot papers in the state by INEC officials.
This information made the police immediately swing into action and ransack the entire INEC office and later discovered it was a false alarm.
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