Police arrest six suspects for electoral offences in Benue

The Benue State Police Command has arrested six persons for different electoral offences in the February 25th Presidential and National Assembly elections.Spokesperson of the command, SP Catherine Anene, said the suspects were arrested for illegal possession of firearms, snatching of ballot boxes and illegal possession of nine Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs).Anene added in the statement;“According to the CP, the investigation has been completed and case diaries forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for further action. Intending electoral offenders are hereby warned to desist from such lawlessness as the command will not tolerate any act that will affect a peaceful electoral process.”The police spokesperson said the CP had directed area commanders, tactical commanders and DPOs to ensure that elections in their areas of responsibility were conducted peacefully.