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Police to arraign 5 electoral offenders in Lagos
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Police to arraign 5 electoral offenders in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that five out of 23 persons arrested during the Presidential and National Assembly elections would be arraigned for electoral offences. This came as

  • PublishedMarch 7, 2023

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that five out of 23 persons arrested during the Presidential and National Assembly elections would be arraigned for electoral offences.

This came as the command reassured the electorate of optimal security at the governorship and  state House of Assembly elections on March 11, 2023, in Lagos State.

The suspects, according to the command, were nabbed in connection with the destruction of electoral materials, ballot box snatching, among others.

The command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, while responding to inquiries from newsmen, said: “During preliminary investigation, only five suspects out of the 23 arrested have cases to answer in court for allegedly disrupting the electoral process in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Febuary 25, 2023.

“They will be charged to court any moment from now for disrupting the electoral process. Their investigations have been concluded. The rest were just victims of circumstances,” he addded.

Meanwhile, assuring Lagosians of  maximum safety during March 11, polls,  state Commissioner of Police,  Idowu Owohunwa, said: “The command has fully deployed its human and operational resources in conjunction with sister security agencies to ensure free, fair and credible elections. Voters are, therefore, encouraged to come out to exercise their franchise and not succumb to the panic tactics of a few unpatriotic elements masquerading as concerned and well intentioned Nigerians on social media.

“It is equally imperative to warn against mischief around the polling units and collation centrs and beyond, as anyone found culpable will be promptly arrested and dealt with in accordance weith the law,” he stated.

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