Police arrest 15 over election violence in Kogi


The Police Command in Kogi on Thursday said it arrested 15 persons for various offences during the April 11 Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.

The command’s spokesman, ASP Shola Adebayo, in a statement in Lokoja said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

He said that two of the suspects were arrested in Ofu Local Government with ballot boxes and ballot papers and one suspect at Ankpa for unlawful possession of firearms.

According to Adebayo, 12 of the suspects were arrested at Gegu-Beki community in Kogi Local Government for post-election violence.

“There is a case of someone arrested with eight stolen explosive detonators by the police on the eve of the election.

“This is a situation that would have spelt doom for the state but salvaged by the police,” he said.

The police spokesman assured that all issues related to security breaches during the polls would be thoroughly investigated.

He described the election as generally peaceful, attributing it to the proactive measures put in place by the police and other security agencies



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