The Oyo State Police Command has arrested 18 suspects for snatching ballot boxes and committing other offences during the Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in the state. The state’s Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, yesterday said all the 18 suspects would face criminal prosecution after the conclusion of investigation.
He listed their offences as ballot box snatching, violence and other related-electoral frauds.
The CP, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the suspects, being held at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), were arrested at various polling units during the Saturday poll.
“I can confidently tell you that 18 suspects were arrested in connection with electoral offences during the last governorship/state House of Assembly poll in different parts of the state. And seven guns , 30 live cartridges and some miscellaneous items were recovered from them.
“The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) is handling the investigation and the suspects will later be transferred to Abuja for further investigation before prosecution,” he stated.