Police set up special team to track election offences

by Andem Effiong

Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has established a Special Investigative Team to investigate electoral offences during the forthcoming general elections and the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Force Legal/Prosecution Department would head the team.

In a statement signed by the Force spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu in Abuja on Wednesday, February 4, it was disclosed that Abba made the announcement during a conference he held with Commissioners of Police and other senior officers at the Force Headquarters on Monday, February 2.

It stated that the IG reiterated the preparation and readiness of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure free, fair credible and violence-free elections as well as adequate security of lives and property before, during and after the elections.

The Force urged politicians, stakeholders and other political actors to play the game according to the rule.

“The Police High Command uses this medium to appeal to Nigerians for calm and orderliness at the poll while reassuring them of the Force preparedness to perform its constitutional and statutory responsibilities of providing adequate security for the nation and the entire citizenry,” the statement said.

Also, the Police Service Commission has approved the immediate redeployment of 16 Commissioners of Police, CPs, as part of efforts to reposition the Force for optimal performance.

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