Election Day offenders will face immediate prosecution, Lagos CP warns

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, says the security agency is working with the judiciary to ensure that persons arrested for offences on election days are tried immediately.

Muazu disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Lagos on Tuesday, ahead of the general elections. “We expect all the political parties to educate their supporters and agents on the dos and don’ts of election days. “Any offence committed against the Electoral Act will be properly dealt with by all the security agencies. Security agencies are not going to condone any political thuggery. “Anybody found breaching any electoral law will be arrested instantly and dealt with, according to the law. We are working in conjunction with the judiciary; we have magistrates assigned to us for that purpose,” he said.

According to him, judicial proceedings will commence immediately an arrest is made and the security agencies have patrol in place to enforce restriction of movement. The Police Commissioner said that there would be adequate security at the polling units and also at the collation centres to avoid intimidation and hooliganism by political thugs and miscreants.