Kogi CP deploys more policemen to curb ballot snatching


—Kogi CP deploys more policemen to curb ballot snatching

YBTC News—The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Me Hakeem Busari, has sent police reinforcement to some parts of Lokoja where armed hoodlums snatched some ballot boxes during the Governorship/House of Assembly elections.

Busari who confirmed the attack on a polling unit in Lokoja told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone in Lokoja on Saturday that some policemen had been mobilised to the troubled spots.

The commissioner said that he had started moving about with other heads of security agencies to see the situation first hand.

He also denied insinuations that some policemen were involved in ballot snatching and conveying same in their vans to government facilities for thumb printing.

“Policemen are not involved; it is not true. No policeman is snatching ballot boxes and conveying same for thumb printing,” he said. (NAN)

Hoodlums in fake police and army uniforms scared away voters at the polling units opposite Bishop Delisle Catholic Cathedral in Lokoja.

A staff of the Justice, Development and Peace Commission, Mr Sunday Adwjoh, had told NAN that many voters from polling units in Cinema area ran into the church premises for safety.

Adwjoh who spoke on phone said “as we are talking, all of us are lying down to escape being hit by stray bullets.