2023 elections

March 19, 2023

Election: Police arrest 17 suspects in Lagos

The Police Command in  Lagos State say 17 persons, including a woman were arrested during the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections  in the for various offences.

The command`s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to Newsmen on Sunday.

Recall  that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Idowu Owohunwa, on Saturday told newsmen  that the list of persons arrested was been compiled and would be released  on Sunday.

The spokesperson said those arrested were involved in 21 cases which include, attack on INEC officials, vandalism and ballot box snatching.

Others are, fake INEC ID possession, conduct likely to cause breach of peace, assault occasioning harm and illegal possession of firearms.

Hundeyin said that all 17 suspects have been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti-Yaba for further investigation.

He said those culpable of electoral offences would be handed over to INEC for prosecution, while those for other criminal offences would  be charged to court.