General Elections: 1119 Persons Arrested During 2019 Polls – Police

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A total of 1,119 persons were arrested in connection with electoral offences during the Feb. 23 and March 9 elections across the country, police and military authorities confirmed on Thursday.

ACP Frank Mba, the police spokesman, disclosed this at a joint news briefing by spokespersons of the police and the military at Defence Headquarters in Abuja.

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Mba said that 796 suspects were apprehended during the Governorship and Hose of Assembly elections, while 323 were nabbed during the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

He said that 256 were arrested in Akwa Ibom, 117 in Imo and 109 in Kaduna State.

The force spokesman noted that as investigation proceeds, this number may either shrink or increase as the case may be.

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