The Nasarawa State Police Command on Thursday said it had arrested 47 persons in connection with electoral offences committed during last Saturday’s local government elections in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia said 27 of them, including six women, had been charged to court
According to him, the 27 were caught while attempting to attack the private apartment of the Chairman of Keana Local Government Council, in Lafia.
He said that the remaining 20 were being investigated over minor electoral offences.
“We are investigating them and those found guilty would be charged to court.
The commissioner enjoined aggrieved parties to seek redress in court, rather than take the law into their hands.
Kpotun-Idris also called on the public to assist in crime control by providing necessary information on the movement of suspicious persons.
He said that no society was crime-free, but the command was trying its best to reduce it to the barest minimum.
“Tackling the security challenges in the state and indeed Nigeria needs the collective effort of all and sundry.
“Law-abiding citizens should always furnish the police with useful information that will assist us to arrest suspected persons.
“The Police is your friend and will do everything possible to protect lives and property of all law-abiding citizens of the state”, Kpotun-Idris said.
He called for closer cooperation between the police and the general public in a bid to ensure effective policing.
The commissioner said that the present leadership of the Nigeria Police was prepared to work with any community toward ensuring the protection of lives and property. (NAN)