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Lagos police arrest 23 suspects for electoral offences
Lagos police arrest 23 suspects for electoral offences

23 persons suspected to be involved in electoral violence and other crimes in Lagos have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.

They were arrested during the presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday in Lagos.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.

Hundeyin said the figure of arrests might increase as the command was still collating the number of suspects arrested in different divisions during the exercise.

“Collation of suspects arrested is ongoing. 23 suspects were arrested at the last count,” he said.

NAN reports that hoodlums and unknown gunmen allegedly attacked some polling units and disrupted the elections in Mafoluku area and burnt ballot papers.

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Idowu Owohunwa, told newsmen on Saturday that there were pockets of violence in some parts of the state.

Owohunwa said some persons were arrested, noting that the number of people arrested would be made known to the public.

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