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Election: Police arrest 17 suspects in Lagos

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The police command in Lagos State says 17 persons, including a woman, were arrested during the governorship and house of assembly elections in the state for various offences.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson of the command, confirmed the arrest on Sunday.

Idowu Owohunwa, the state Commissioner of Police in Lagos, had on Saturday, told newsmen that the list of persons arrested was being compiled and would be released on Sunday.

The spokesperson said those arrested were involved in 21 cases which included attacks on INEC officials, vandalism, and ballot box snatching.

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Others are, fake INEC ID possession, conduct likely to cause a 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. NAN