Sokoto Police Command Arrest 79 In Connection With Electoral Offences

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Muhammad Ibrahim
11:22 (2 hours ago)
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By Muhammad Ibrahim,Sokoto

Most of the Suspects arrested with offences that contravened the electoral act will be prosecuted by INEC legal team in line with the provisions of the electoral acts.

Other Offences under penal code were charged to court by the police.

Sokoto State Police Command Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security management have during the conduct of the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in Sokoto State, recorded cases and effected arrest of persons that violated the movement restriction order and other offences that contravened the electoral act such as vote buying, destruction of ballot boxes, political thuggery, threats and inciting public disturbances at Polling units among others.

Statement by the PPRO Sanusi Abubakar said during this period a total number of 79 suspects were arrested. All the electoral offenses among them were fully investigated and transferred over to INEC for prosecution while others that contravene the penal code have been charged to court by the police. However there are others that are still under investigation.

In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police Sokoto State Command CP Muhammed Usaini Gumel enjoin all members of the public to be wary of allowing themselves, their love ones or their political party affiliates from getting involve in actions that are totally repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience of law especially in view of the forthcoming supplementary elections in the State.

The Security agencies in the state is assuring that they are committed to protection of lives and property and all elements of insecurity will not be spared before, during and after the forthcoming excercise in the state.

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