49 arrested during Kogi, Bayelsa polls- IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says 49 persons have been arrested for alleged involvement in election violence and thuggery in the just concluded elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.

Mr Adamu said this on Wednesday at the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) meeting held at the INEC headquarters, Abuja.

The IGP, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Bashir Makama, said for the Bayelsa election, 35 persons who were arrested for election violence are being investigated.

This implies that the remaining 14 were arrested in Kogi.

He also, said despite the infractions, challenges and the use of thuggery observed in the election, ”it could still be said to be relatively peaceful but there is still room for…

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