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Electoral violence: INEC receives 120 case files from police

Electoral violence: INEC receives 120 case files from police

The Independent Na­tional Electoral Com­mission (INEC) says it has received 126 case files from the Nigeria Police Force for the prosecution of electoral violence offenders from the conduct of the 2015 general elections till date.
The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this when he re­ceived the Inspector General of Police (I-GP) Special In­vestigative Panel on Dec. 10 Rivers State Legislative Re­run Election on Wednesday in Abuja.
Yakubu said that 61 out of the received files of the election offenders had been successfully prosecuted as a result of the INEC col­laboration with security agencies on the matter.
“We have cooperated with the security agencies particularly the police in past in prosecuting elec­toral offenders.
“Since 2015 general elections and the rerun elections in 2016, we have received 120 case files from the police for pros­ecution.
“I am happy to say that we have so far recorded 61 successful prosecutions as a result of the cooperation with the security agencies.
“The biggest one came after the disruption of the April 2016 re-run elections in Kano state, in a constit­uency in Minjibir Local Government Area.

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