To ensure policemen are able to effectively discharge their duties at the forthcoming elections in the country, a non-governmental organisation, Centre for the Vulnerable and the Underprivileged, has urged the Federal Government to provide body video cameras for officers assigned to monitor the polls.
According to a statement issued on Sunday in Warri by Mr Oghenejabor Ikimi, the Executive Director of the organisation, the National Assembly should speedily amend the Electoral Act before the elections, so as to accommodate the use of body cameras and other recording devices by the police.
“The Federal Government should provide body cameras for all policemen at each of the polling units on election days to avoid electoral malpractices.
“It is logical for these policemen as law enforcement officers to monitor proceedings in their polling units by scientific means as a way of ensuring a free and fair election.
“The recordings from the polling units can also be used to determine electoral matters before election tribunals,” the organisation advised.