Police Confirm Death, 12 Arrests In Rivers Re-run Election

Rivers VotingThe Rivers State Police Command has confirmed that one person died while 12 others were arrested during Saturday’s National and State Assembly rerun elections in the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Ahmad Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Saturday that it received report about the death of one person in Eleme, Eleme Local Government.
Muhammad, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said 10 people were arrested in Eleme while two were picked up on their way to Akinima, Ahoada West Local Government Area.
“The suspects committed election-related offences. They are being interrogated while investigation has commenced on the offences committed”, he said.
He also said the police did not know what caused the death of a middle-aged man in Eleme and that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area received the report.
Mohammed said the command did necessary deployments to ensure credible elections in the state. (NAN)


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