Ekiti State Police Command has paraded 27 persons it arrested for electoral related offences in the just concluded July 14 governorship election in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, Mr Bello Ahmed, stated this while parading the suspected electoral offenders in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.
He added that 11 out of the 27 suspects had been arraigned in our rover their alleged involvement in the electoral offences.
The CP further disclosed that the the suspects were arrested a day to the election and on the day of the election.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Caleb Okechulwu, also quoted the CP as saying that, “The peaceful conduct of the election is not without attempts by certain individuals to truncate the process.
“We commend some well spirited individuals who promptly alerted and informed the police about the activities of these persons.
“Prompt response of the police a day to the election and on the election day led to the arrest of 27 persons for various electoral offences which includes impersonation of security agency on election day, undue influence of electorate, snatching of ballot boxes and attempt to disrupt electoral process.”
“Eleven of the persons so far arrested have been arraigned in court. Investigation into the involvement of the others is ongoing and they would be arraigned in court if found culpable at the end of the investigation.”