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Three CPs, EFCC operatives in Ekiti to monitor polls

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Three Commissioners of Police (CPs) and operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are in Ekiti State for today’s presidential and national assembly elections.

The commissioners – Mr. Kosi Ajuwon (in charge of welfare at the Force Headquarters in Abuja) and Muhammad Kura (from the Nigerian Ports Authority, Lagos) – are to work with the CP in charge of Ekiti Command, Asuquo Amba, to make the elections free, fair and peaceful.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, told journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Friday: “The CPs came last week only for the elections to be postponed, which made them to return to Abuja temporarily. They returned to Ekiti on Thursday and each of them shall man each of the three senatorial districts of the state.”

Ikechukwu added that the command received operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday to deal with vote buyers.

“They will dress in mufti and sniff around to arrest politicians who buy votes,” he added.

Policemen and other sister agencies are already on the ground in all the 16 councils of the state, the PPRO stated, adding that they would be distributed across the 2,195 polling units and registration areas by midnight for smooth conduct of the elections.

“Also, our Special Protection Unit (SPU) and Special Tactical Unit (STU) as well as mobile policemen are on the ground to protect election materials, quench any case of violence and deal with other emergency situations.”


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