Police to charge 104 electoral offenders to court

The command said the suspects were arrested for alleged offences against the Electoral Act 2010 or other extant laws of the country.

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The Rivers State Police Command said on Sunday, April 19, that its officers have arrested 104 persons for election-related offences in the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that the police has begun investigations into 41 different cases involving the suspects.

"The Command is discreetly investigating 41 different cases involving 104 suspects arrested on election days from different parts of the state,’’ he said.

Muhammad said the suspects were arrested for alleged offences against the Electoral Act 2010 or other extant laws of the country.

"Items recovered from the suspects included multiple Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), offensive weapons and electoral materials, including ballot papers and boxes,’’ he said.

He added that the suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigations.

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