Police to arraign five persons for electoral offences in Lagos

Police to arraign five persons for electoral offences in Lagos

The police command in Lagos State says five out of 23 persons arrested during the presidential and parliamentary elections would be arraigned for electoral offences.

The command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to journalists on Monday.

He said the investigation of the arrested 23 persons revealed that only five have cases to answer in court for allegedly disrupting the electoral process on February 25.

“Out of 23 persons arrested during presidential and parliamentary elections, five of them will be charged to court any moment from now for disrupting the electoral process.

“Their investigations have been concluded. The rest are just victims of circumstances,” he said.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Idowu Owohunwa, on Monday, assured residents of Lagos that those arrested and culpable for electoral crimes on February 25 would be charged to court this week.

Mr Owohunwa gave the assurance in a stakeholders’ meeting to review the security of the presidential and parliamentary elections.

Some stakeholders have demanded the immediate prosecution of electoral offenders to serve as a deterrent to others in coming elections.



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