IGP Orders For Prosecution Of Suspects Arrested In Connection With Violence During Campaigns
- Emphasizes on the need for politicians and various stakeholders to steer clear of all acts capable of impacting negatively on the nation
It would be recalled that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPOM, NPM, mni, had earlier directed Zonal AIGs and State Commissioners of Police to crack down on Political thugs and miscreants perpetrating mayhem and causing an untold discomfort for supporters and actors of opposing political parties in the on-going political campaigns. Some suspects have been arrested in connection with perpetration of violence during political campaigns at different locations contrary to section 227 of the 1999 constitution (as amended) and sections 94 and 95 of the Electoral Act.
The IGP has therefore ordered their immediate prosecution in the court of law no matter their status in the society.
While the IGP advices politicians to play the game by the rules, the Nigeria Police will not condone any act of hooliganism from any quarters.
Members of the public are assured of their safety always and equally enjoined to support the Police by reporting any untoward criminal act in their areas promptly at the nearest Police station.
Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,