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Rivers Police arrest 104 persons for election offences

2015-04-19 20:51

Port Harcourt - The Rivers Police Command said on Sunday that its officers have arrested 104 persons for election-related offences in the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Ahmad Muhammad, a DSP, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that the police had begun investigating 41 different cases involving the suspects.

"The Command is discreetly investigating 41 different cases involving 104 suspects arrested on election days from different parts of the state,’’ he said.

Also read: Police confirm arrest of 5 suspects in Nasarawa State

Muhammad said the suspects were arrested for alleged offences against the Electoral Act 2010 or other extant laws of the country.

"Items recovered from the suspects included multiple Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), offensive weapons and electoral materials, including ballot papers and boxes," he said.

He added that the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigations.

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