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Police in Osun confirm arrest of suspected thugs, dismiss shooting report

Mrs Abiodun Ige, the Commissioner of Police in Osun, on Thursday confirmed the arrest of some suspects alleged to have engaged in thuggery in Saturdays Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Nigerian Police officers.

The statement said that those arrested had been subjected to systematic investigations by a team of police detectives.

The statement, the police said, was coming on the heels of a report that a couple were reportedly shot by suspected political thugs in Ilare, a community in Obokun Local Government area of Osun.

It said that the report published on most online media platforms was misleading, spurious and politically motivated.

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The statement urged journalists to always use their medium to promote peace and harmonious coexistence.

No one was shot; the people arrested committed electoral offences and the Commissioner of Police has beefed up security across the state and Ilare, the statement said.

It warned trouble makers to desist, saying those promoting breakdown of law and order would be dealt with.

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