Lagos election: Police, INEC to prosecute 6 suspects

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The Lagos State Police Command said six out of 19 persons arrested during the gubernatorial election would be prosecuted for alleged electoral offences.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos, while parading the suspects at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

Hundeyin said the suspects arrested were involved in 21 cases which include attack on INEC officials, vandalism, ballot box snatching, possession of fake INEC ID card, conduct likely to cause breach of peace, assault occasioning harm and illegal possession of firearms.

He said that four of the suspects would be prosecuted by the INEC, while two found with arms and involved in other criminal acts would be prosecuted by the police.

Hundenyin said the suspects would be transferred to Force Headquarters, Abuja where they would hand some over to INEC centrally, and prosecute those whose crimes fall under the police.

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