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Kogi election: “Don’t test my will” – Arase warns politicians



The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase has warned politicians in Kogi State not to test the will of the force before, during and after the November 21 governorship election or face the full weight of the force.

Arase handed down the warning at the stakeholders meeting jointly organised by Independent National Electoral Commission and the Police.

He explained that over 6000 men and women of the force will deployed to the state for adequate and effective maintenance of law and order throughout the election period.


The Police boss stated further that there will be a full unit of Mobile Police for each of the local government areas in the state.

He also warned policemen against compromising and abating crime during the election, vowing that any one caught will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

The IG, who said the Police was aware of rumour making the rounds that some thugs will be wearing police uniform on the election day, warned that anybody in uniform that failed to properly identify himself will be arrested and subsequently prosecuted.

While he appealed to the electorates to conduct themselves peacefully, the IG equally assured them of protection and advised them to freely vote for candidate of their choice.