During the Lagos governorship and houses of assembly elections on Saturday, at least 17 suspects were detained for a variety of electoral offences, including vandalism, ballot box snatching, possession of fake identification documents, illegal possession of firearms, and others.
According to SP Benjamin Hundeyin, spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, among the suspects detained is a woman.
The list of people detained for various offences related to the election is being put together, and it will be made public on Sunday, according to Lagos Police Commissioner CP Idowu Owohunwa, who told journalists on Saturday.
However, Hundeyin in an interview told NAN that the 17 suspects arrested involved in 21 cases which included, attack on INEC officials, vandalism and ballot box snatching.
Others are, fake INEC ID possession, conduct likely to cause breach of peace, assault occasioning harm and illegal possession of firearms.
Hundeyin said that all 17 suspects had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti-Yaba for further investigation.
He said those culpable of electoral offences would be handed over to INEC for prosecution, while those for other criminal offences would be charged in court.
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