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Ekiti Poll: Police confirm arrest of 27 for electoral offences


Ekiti Poll. INEC ad hoc staff heading to the polling booths

The Ekiti State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested 27 persons for electoral related offences in the July 14 governorship election in the state.

The state Commissioner of Police, Bello Ahmed, said culprits were arrested a day to the election and on the day of the election.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Caleb OkechuKwu, 11 of the persons have been arraigned in court.

He said, “The peaceful conduct of the election is not without attempts by certain individuals to truncate the process.

We commend some well-spirited individuals who promptly alerted and informed the police about the activities of these persons.”

“Prompt response of the police a day to the election and on the election day led to the arrest of 27 persons for various electoral offences which includes impersonation of the security agency on election day, undue influence of electorate, snatching of ballot boxes and attempt to disrupt electoral process.

“Eleven of the persons so far arrested have been arraigned in court.

Investigation into the involvement of the others is ongoing and they would be arraigned in court if found culpable at the end of the investigation.”

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