Electoral offenders arrested in Lagos, says CP

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Zubairu Muazu , said on Saturday that few arrests were made during the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state , as the exercise was generally peaceful .

Muazu told newsmen after going around different parts of the state to monitor the elections with AIG Zone 2 , Mr Lawal Shehu , there was peace in places visited .

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that CP Muazu and AIG Shehu visited Ikeja , Oshodi , Okota – Isolo , Surulere , Aguda, Iganmu , Ijora and Ajegunle , among others.

“ We have been going around together, and I expect you to have heard the complaints , feedbacks from all the centres , but thank God you have seen for yourselves that there is no problem anywhere , ” Muazu said .

He said that collation had started in four wards he visited in Ikeja , and there had been adequate security in the areas.

The CP said he had not received complaints from any of the officers over the collation exercise.

“ Each party is supposed to send a representative to the collation centres. Only the party agents are to be at the collation centres. No candidates who have contested election should be here and no party chieftain.

“ Only electoral officers bringing in results and party agents are wanted here .

“ Any candidate or party official found here has contravened the Electoral Act and would be arrested.
“ I do not anticipate any post- election violence. The whole exercise has been good thus far.

“ We have seen from the polling units and now visited collation centres in Ikeja Local Government Area and the process is moving smoothly. No problems anywhere .

“ I have reports of few arrests made within Lagos , but I cannot give you details because I am yet to receive full reports from the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers , ” he said .

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