“We arrested 781 electoral offenders during 2023 Polls – IGP

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) said a total of 781 electoral offenders were arrested during the 2023 general election.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, who made this known during a meeting with Strategic Police Managers of the Nigeria Police Force yesterday, said the suspects were arrested over a total of 489 major electoral infractions across the country.

Speaking at the meeting which comprised Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs) and members of the Force Management Team, Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs) and other Tactical Commanders at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, on Monday, the IGP vowed to ensure proper prosecution of the suspects.

A statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, said, the IGP also directed all Police Commands to submit case files of the offenders to his office in Abuja, for coordinated processing to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Legal Section.

The statement added that the IGP also admonished “all political actors and their supporters to submit to democratic norms, peaceful means, and legal procedures in advancing their interests as the police and other security agencies shall not tolerate the resort to incitement or any act designed to threaten our national security”.

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