The police in Benue State have arrested 26 people for various electoral offences during the just concluded governorship and House of Assembly elections.
Police spokesperson in the state, SP Catherine Anene, in a statement, said that despite a series of engagements and warnings to members of the public on the dangers of electoral offences, some recalcitrant persons still engaged in violence during the elections held on March 18.
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She said, “26 suspects were arrested across the state for various offences including political thuggery, illegal possession of firearms, snatching of ballot boxes and intimidation of voters.
“Exhibits recovered from them include three locally made pistols, cutlasses, knives and wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp.”
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