Sokoto Police Command Launches Special Squad To Investigate Electoral Cases And Related Offences

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By Muhammad  Ibrahim,Sokoto

Sokoto State Police Command under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police Muhammed Usaini Gumel has set-up a special team consisting of skillful personnel with mandate to receive, vet, and compile complaints, investigate and bring to justice those found involved in perpetrating wrongful conducts, before, during and after the elections. 

He said this was inline with the directives by Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba.

The established three teams comprises Police lawyers, forensic investigation crackers and experts with specialty on conducting  evidence based investigations, interrogation and technology driven prosecutions processes for the courts to rights the wrongs diligently. 

The membership of the team as pronounced by the Commissioner include SP NASIRU LAWAL Esq.,             DSP YUSUF GARBA HARUNA Esq, 


While the Crack and Prosecution Unit include DSP. HUSSAIN ABDUL,ASP. MUAZU MARAFA,INSP. MURTALA GARBA and INSP. IBRAHIM IDRIS.                                

Gumel then said the report Writing Unit are DSP. SANUSI ABUBAKAR- PPRO,INSP. DANJUMA GIWA INSP. ISTIFANUS YAKUBU and


“The decision came to fore as a result of the police command desire to address the concerns raised by members of the public regarding the best way to go in search of quicker means of dispensation of justice vis-sa- vis, the expected roles of the police being the gate of criminal justice delivery especially at this time when critical Electioneering processes are heating-up”.

On the foregoing, the police command is calling on members of the public in particular the political class to take note and warn their followers about the need to shun violence and similar intended actions as option for resolving their grievances on any form of perceived injustices before, during and after the ongoing general elections. 

Also, to note that the Police and other relevant security agencies in the state is already working in collaboration with INEC Legal Team alongside Federal and the State Directorates of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for  the desired legal advice going forward. 

In furtherance, the police command is hereby drawing the attention members of the public particularly politicians in the state to consider that national interest, love and survival of its people is overriding individual or groups’ political interests and that violence should not be used in any form as means of resolving grievances arising from any part of this 2023 general elections. 

More so, members of the public are informed about the doors of the Nigeria Police Force in Sokoto State especially this committee which is domiciled at the police headquarters will remain open to receiving such complaints and that they should refrain from acts such as streets protests that could sometimes lead to wanton destruction of private lives and public property resulting from violent actions by those engaging on venting anger or celebrating victories especially during and after the general elections.

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