IGP directs CPs to transfer cases of electoral offenders to INEC

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has directed Commissioners of Police in charge of State Commands to conclude their investigations and forward case files of alleged electoral offenders to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for prosecution.

CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public relations officer,
Force Headquarters who disclosed this in a statement on Monday said the cases pertain to violations against the 2022 Electoral Act during the February 25th 2023 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

The measure is geared towards ensuring that all-inclusive election security management and accord Nigerians benefits/leverage of active participation, to achieve free, fair, and credible Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections on 18th March, 2023.

The Inspector-General of Police also tasked Strategic Police Managers to engage stakeholders in their respective jurisdictions through town hall meetings and other viable avenues.

He also urged well-meaning members of the public to collaborate with the Police and other law enforcement agencies tasked with election security management, to ensure a hitch-free security architecture for all and sundry particularly the electorates.

Others include, accredited observers, INEC officials and materials so that all citizens can exercise their franchise without molestation, harassment and security threats.

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