2019 Elections: Police arrest 128 persons for alleged electoral offences

2019 Elections: Police arrest 128 persons for alleged electoral offences

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2019 Elections: Police arrest 128 persons for alleged electoral offences
<p class="">The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 128 persons for alleged electoral offences across the country. </p> <h1>A statement by the force spokesman, Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, on Sunday in Abuja, said the offences ranged from homicide-related crimes, vote trading, ballot box snatching, among others.</h1> <p class="">He said that 38 assorted weapons […]
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<p class="">The Nigeria Police Force has arrested 128 persons for alleged electoral offences across the country. </p>

<h1>A statement by the force spokesman, Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, on Sunday in Abuja, said the offences ranged from homicide-related crimes, vote trading, ballot box snatching, among others.</h1>

<p class="">He said that 38 assorted weapons and a cache of explosives were recovered from the suspects.</p>

<p class="">Mba added that the Inspector-General of Police ( I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Special Election Investigation Team (SEIT) to begin investigation of all the offences.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/ZWQ7MDA_/e016edeffc029fa6e10bc3c5ede318d2.jpg" alt="corps NYSC members INEC violence Rivers election"> <figcaption>corps NYSC members INEC violence Rivers election</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">He said that Adamu also directed the team to ensure that persons found culpable were brought to book in accordance with the law.</p>

<p class="">The spokesman said the I-G has warned against the continuos use of hate speech and comments capable of inciting Nigerians against each other.</p>

<p class="">He said the force would not hesitate to bring the full wrath of the law on any person(s) found wanting in this regard.</p>

<p class="">Adamu also warned against unauthorised announcement of election results, especially social media users, adding that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was authorised to do so.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/M2E7MDA_/d5daadff912d2bdc7ade3a2e34055e97.jpg" alt="INEC Rivers says election Voters violence"> <figcaption>INEC Rivers says election Voters violence</figcaption> </figure>

<p class="">He said that the police boss has directed the Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure adequate post-election security arrangement in their Areas of Responsibilities (AORs).</p>

<p class="">Adamu commended Nigerians for the massive turn-out and the orderly conduct during the Saturday elections.</p>

<p class="">The I-G also commended personnel of the force and other security agencies for the sacrifices made towards the successful conduct of the elections.</p>

<figure class="embedded_application" align="center"> <figcaption>Thugs chase voters in Aguda</figcaption> </figure>

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