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Oyo Police Confirms Arrest of 18 Suspects For Various Electoral Offences.

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By Abiodun Ogunrinde, Ibadan

Title: Oyo Police Confirm Arrest Of
18 Suspects For Various
Electoral Offences.

The Oyo state Police Command said over 18 suspects have been arrested for various electoral offences during the Saturday’s governorship/state House of Assembly elections in the state.

The police command said all the 18 suspects
would face criminal prosecution after conclusion
of investigation.

Their offences ranged from ballot box snatching,
violence and other related electoral fraud committed in different parts of the state during
the Saturday poll.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina
Olukolu who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) , Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi,
a Superintendent of Police (SP) explained that the
suspects who were been held at the State Criminal
Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID)
were arrested at various polling units during the
Saturday poll.

He said the names of suspects were still being withheld by the police not to tamper with the ongoing investigation.

According to the state police boss, seven guns,
30 live cartridges, and some other miscellaneous
items were recovered from the suspects.

He further disclosed that the suspects who are currently held at the SCIID would soon be
transferred to Abuja for further investigation in line
with the directives from the Inspector General of
Police (IG) before prosecution.

” I can confidently tell you that 18 suspects were
arrested in connection with electoral offences
during the last governorship/state House of Assembly poll in different parts of the state.

And seven guns, 30 live cartridges and some miscellaneous items were recovered from them.

“The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence
Department (SCIID) is handling the investigation
and the suspects will later be transferred to Abuja
for further investigation before prosecution,” he
stated.

The Oyo state Police Command said over 18 suspects have been arrested for various electoral offences during the Saturday’s
governorship/state House of Assembly elections in the state.

The police command said all the 18 suspects
would face criminal prosecution after conclusion
of investigation.

Their offences ranged from ballot box snatching,
violence and other related electoral fraud committed in different parts of the state during
the Saturday poll.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina
Olukolu who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO) , Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi,
a Superintendent of Police (SP) explained that the
suspects who were been held at the State Criminal
Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID)
were arrested at various polling units during the
Saturday poll.

He said the names of suspects were still being withheld by the police not to tamper with the ongoing investigation.

According to the state police boss, seven guns,
30 live cartridges, and some other miscellaneous
items were recovered from the suspects.

He further disclosed that the suspects who are currently held at the SCIID would soon be
transferred to Abuja for further investigation in line
with the directives from the Inspector General of
Police (IG) before prosecution.

” I can confidently tell you that 18 suspects were
arrested in connection with electoral offences
during the last governorship/state House of Assembly poll in different parts of the state.

And seven guns, 30 live cartridges and some miscellaneous items were recovered from them.

“The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence
Department (SCIID) is handling the investigation
and the suspects will later be transferred to Abuja
for further investigation before prosecution,” he
stated.

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