The police react to the alleged arrest of INEC officials in Lagos

Lagos state police said on Saturday that no INEC officials were arrested on Friday in connection with the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the state. The command spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) on Saturday, while reacting to the incident. NAN reports that some online media reported on Friday that thugs invaded an INEC CVR center at St. Bridget Catholic Church, ljesha, in Surulere, taking away INEC registration machines. INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos, Olusegun Agbaje, also described reports of the commission officials’ arrest as fake news. However, Hundeyin said that the police obtained information about the presence of some INEC officials in a church, and emphasized that the DPO, the police division in Ijeshatedo, took action and brought the INEC officials and materials to the station. . He said that the DPO decided to bring the officials and other people to the station, because the church was not conducive to such an investigation, to prevent the breakdown of law and order. The spokesperson noted that after the DPO’s findings, there was a mix-up in the location of the address and requested INEC officials to move to the correct address. Hundeyin pointed out that the police took materials and INEC officials out of the church, not thugs as speculated on social networks. “INEC officials were assigned to Imam Thani Street, by House No. 9A for the exercise. However, they were found inside the church premises. Residents expressed concern and informed the police. “Preliminary findings show that an area resident who volunteered to transport officials from his office to the center was responsible for the mix-up, deliberate or not, a subsequent investigation will reveal. “In the meantime, the officers were immediately released to proceed to the correct facility to continue their assignment,” he said. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; The police react to the alleged arrest of INEC officials in Lagos