THE Ondo state police command has arrested many suspected criminals for different electoral irregularities during the Saturday March 8 governorship and Assembly elections.
The command spokesperson, Funmilayo Odunlami, said in a statement she issued on Sunday, March 19, that the suspects were arrested in different parts of the state during the election.
Odunlami said they were arrested in connection with cases of unlawful possession of firearm, snatching of ballot boxes, attempted murder and serious assault.
She stated, “All cases relating to electoral offences will be harmonized and dealt with in accordance with the Electoral Act after completion of investigation.
“The Command appreciates the collaboration of sister agencies and that of the law abiding citizens in the state for the maintenance of law and order throughout the election period.”
The police spokesperson, however, did not disclose the number of suspected criminals arrested during the exercise.
She stressed that the command was committed to serving the people of the state with a high sense of “responsibility, professionalism and universal policing best practices.”