Police list electoral offfences on election day




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ABUJA – The Police have warned voters to beware of certain electoral offences the days.

The warning is contained a statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Thursday,[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

The offences include casting of votes twice or more, announcing false election result, stopping any person voting and revealing on a ballot paper of another person.

The others are being possession of another person’s voter card, disorderly behaviour at polling unit, canvassing for votes at polling unit and shouting slogan of a political party at polling unit.

The statement also said that being armed with guns, sticks, stones or any other dangerous weapons at polling unit and loitering or walking about in a poling unit were offences.

It listed the other offences as using siren at a polling unit, snatching or destroying ballot boxes or card readers, holding public meeting during election hours on election day.

It also listed wearing or carrying badge or poster of a political party and inflicting or threatening to inflict injury on any person or at a polling unit as the others

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“The Nigeria Police Force advises the public to avoid trouble, as any offender will be arrested and prosecuted.” (NAN