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104 nabbed for electoral offences in Rivers

By The Citizen
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A total of 104 persons have been arrested at different locations in Port Harcourt for alleged electoral-related offences.

Rivers State Police Command spokesman , DSP Ahmad Muhammad said 41 of the suspects are being investigated, adding that they would soon be arraigned in court.

He said Permanent voters cards, electoral materials and offensive weapons were among items recovered from those arrested.

'The Rivers State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that while living up to its constitutional mandate of policing the recently concluded 2015 elections in the State has arrested some suspects for various alleged offences.

'Accordingly, the Command is discreetly investigating 41 different cases involving 104 suspects arrested on the election days from different parts of the State. The suspects were arrested for alleged offences against the Electoral Act 2010 or other extant laws of the Nation.

'Items recovered from the suspects include multiple permanent voter card (PVC), offensive weapons and electoral materials including ballot papers and boxes.

'The suspects will soon be arraigned before the court of law immediately investigations are concluded, please.'