In the aftermath of last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections the Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 128 persons for alleged electoral offences across the country.
The force spokesman, ACP Frank Mba, on Sunday in Abuja, said the offences ranged from homicide-related crimes, vote trading, ballot box snatching, among others.
He said that 38 assorted weapons and a cache of explosives were recovered from the suspects.
Mba added that the Inspector-General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Special Election Investigation Team (SEIT) to begin investigation of all the offences.
He said that Adamu also directed the team to ensure that persons found culpable were brought to book in accordance with the law.
The spokesman said the IGP has warned against the continuous use of hate speech and comments capable of inciting Nigerians against each other.
Mba said the force would not hesitate to bring the full wrath of the law on any person found wanting in this regard.
Adamu also warned against unauthorised announcement of election results, especially social media users, adding that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was authorised to do so.
He said that the police boss has directed the Zonal AIGs and Command CPs to ensure adequate post-election security arrangement in their Areas of Responsibilities (AORs).