Why special election investigation team was instituted - Police

Why special election investigation team was instituted - Police

- The police say it set up a special election investigation team to look into all electoral offences

- According to the police, the team was set up to ensure effectiveness in the handling, investigations, processing and prosecution of offences that might be committed during the elections

- Going further, the SEIT will be disbanded as soon as the elections are over

Ahead of the general elections, the Nigeria Police Force has revealed why it set up a special election investigation team to look into all electoral offences.

According to the police, the Special Election Investigation Team (SEIT) is just an Adhoc investigation team which was set up to ensure effectiveness in the handling, investigations, processing and prosecution of offences that might be committed during the elections.

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This was disclosed by ACP Frank Mba, police spokesman while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, January 24.

“Its mandate is a very narrow mandate, it’s going to be focused exclusively on electoral offences, offences that we anticipate may be committed in the run up to the elections, during the elections or post the elections,” Mba noted.

Going further, Mba further claimed that the SEIT will be disbanded as soon as the elections are over.

The police PRO said the reason the team was set up is to ensure effectiveness in the handling, investigations, processing and prosecution of offences that might be committed during the elections.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the operations of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had been decentralised by the acting inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu.

The disclosure was made by the acting IG, who had his first meeting with commissioners of police at the Force headquarters in Abuja on Monday, January 21.

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Legit.ng gathers that Adamu ordered the commissioners of police in each of the 36 commands and the Federal Capital Territory to assume full command and control authority on all SARS in their commands.

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Source: Legit.ng

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