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Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2019

Don’t meddle into polls, Police warn vigilante, volunteers

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From Nosa Akenzua Asaba

Delta State Police Command is dismayed with the way and manner majority of the volunteer organizations are meddling into the election/security affairs, and has warned vigilante, volunteers to steer clear off election matters.
A reference point are the three suspects viz David Ukiri ‘m’, Alfred Joseph ‘m’ and Uvwiejibobor Akpevwe ‘m’ all of Udu in Udu Local Government, arrested with arms, by a detachment of Police officers deployed to CBN to secure electoral materials, who claim to be members of vigilante and were detailed by their chairman to escort electoral materials.
The Police Authority reiterated that the responsibility of providing security during the 2019 General Election rests on the Police in collaboration with other Security Agencies; namely: Police, Army, Navy, Civil Defence, Federal Road Safety, Immigration, Air Force, and DSS, others.
In a statement issued and signed by the Acting Police Public Relations Officer in the state ASP Chuks Orisewezie, a copy made available to news men in Asaba, the Police warned all stakeholders who have or intend to employ the services of private security agents, volunteers, guards vigilantes for the purpose of securing/escorting electoral materials etc to desist from doing so. Any such armed private security personnel in whatever form or guise will be appropriately dealt with.

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