By Christian George
The Nigeria Police Force, Lagos State Command has arrested not fewer than 23 suspects said to have been involved in electoral violence during the presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday in Lagos State.
The spokesperson for the command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
According to NAN, Hundeyin noted that the figure of arrest might increase as the command was still collating the number of suspects arrested in different divisions during the Saturday exercise.
According to the command’s spokesperson, “collation of suspects arrested ongoing. 23 suspects at last count.”
It could be recalled that Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa had informed the press of pocket of violence in some parts of the Lagos.
He assured that the number of suspects arrested would be made public.
However, there were reports of hoodlums and unknown gunmen said to have allegedly attacked some polling units and disrupted the elections in Mafoluku area and burnt ballot papers thumb printed.