Akwa Ibom State Police Command has charged some suspected electoral offenders to court, for allegedly aiding and abetting fraud during the just-concluded general elections.
Just after the conclusion of the elections, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, had during a stakeholders’ meeting at the state headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia, promised to prosecute and punish any suspect found culpable in line with the extant laws of the country.
Leadership reported that in an interview with journalists yesterday, the police public relations officer, SP Odiko Macdon, confirmed that those arrested had been charged to court.
According to Macdon, those who were found with incriminating evidence were arraigned, while, others were granted administrative bail, as their offences appeared more civil to be allowed the benefit of such a facility.
“You cannot give the same treatment meted on a suspect found with a gun to his associate not found with any weapon,” he added.