Police arrested 10 persons in Katsina State for various electoral offenses during presidential and National Assembly elections, the state commissioner of police, Sanusi Buba, has said.
Buba, who made this known, yesterday, in Katsina, while briefing the press on a total restriction of movement of persons and vehicles from 6 am to 6 pm during tomorrow’s governorship and state house of assembly polls warned that the suspects would face the wrath of Electoral Act.
He said all criminals arrested are going to face the music according to the electoral law. They were arrested for various offenses like attempting to disrupt the elections with weapons and what have you and the weapons were recovered. Some were arrested for violating the no movement order and sundry offenses but no case of ballot box snatching or vote buying or underage voting.
It could be recalled that some of the suspects have been arraigned before a Katsina Magistrate’s Court for unlawful criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, public nuisance and being in possession of dangerous weapons.
The Katsina CP, who assured that proper arrangements had been made to provide adequate security for all voters to come out en masse and cast their votes without fear of harassment or molestation, emphasised that the nine frontline LGAs bordering Rugu forest in the state had been fortified with roving patrols to protect voters and safeguard INEC staff and materials.