This Is Lagos Police's Plan For Offenders On Election Day
Anyone preparing for violence in Lagos election should have a rethink because the police are ready to ensure justice is served.
The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State (CP), Zubairu Muazu, at a meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos on Tuesday, ahead of the upcoming general elections said the security agency is working with the judiciary to ensure persons arrested for offences on election days are tried immediately.
“We expect all the political parties to educate their supporters and agents on the dos and don’ts on election days.
“Any offence committed against the electoral Act will be properly dealt with by all the security agencies.
“Security agencies are not going to condone any political thuggery.
“Anybody found breaching any electoral law will arrested instantly and dealt with according to the law.
“We are working in conjunction with the judiciary; we have Magistrates assigned to us for that purpose,” he said.
According to him, judicial proceedings will commence immediately an arrest is made and the security agencies have patrol in place to enforce restriction of movement.
The Police Commissioner said that there would be adequate security at the polling units and collation centres to avoid intimidation and hooliganism by political thugs and miscreants.
“Providing security is the role of security agencies in elections. There will be no miscreants around the polling units so as to allow Nigerians to cast their vote without intimidation.
“We are very prepared. I want to assure Lagosians that Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies are working day in day out to ensure that we provide a very safe and secure environment for Lagosians to cast their votes.
“Our duty is to provide for election materials and officers, provide security at the polling centres, collation centres, escort results to collation centres, for all these duties I assure you we have enough personnel to do them.
“Every political political office holder, who is entitled to security aide will not be entitled on that day to avoid security aides intimidating voters at the polling units,” Muazu said.
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