- The Police Service Commission (PSC) has sent a strong warning to officers deployed to monitor the Edo governorship poll
- The PSC stated that any policeman caught in misconduct during the poll will be sanctioned
- The commission further disclosed that it has released telephone lines for complaints from the electorate during the voting exercise in the state
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Security operatives have been warned by the Police Service Commission (PSC) to conduct themselves within the provisions of the law ahead of the Edo governorship election.
The leadership of the PSC in a statement on Thursday, September 17, said any policeman who is engaged in any form of misconduct during the poll will be sanctioned.
The commission, in the statement released by its head of press and public relations, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed that it has already deployed a high-profile monitoring team to Edo for close surveillance throughout the voting exercise.
Ani added that the team will be accompanied by Barrister Rommy Mom, a commissioner representing the human rights groups and Austin Braimoh, representing the media.
To further show its readiness to tackle any act of violence or crime during the poll, the PSC revealed that it has released dedicated telephone numbers for complaints.
Ani said: “The commission wishes to advise that all Police Officers on electoral duty in Edo State must operate within the law and rules of engagement as any infractions on the laws/rules guiding election policing by any officer will be investigated and appropriate sanctions given.
“The commission has however received assurances from the leadership of the Police charged with maintaining peace and order during the election in the state that every security arrangement has been put in place to ensure hitch-free and peaceful polls.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu met with Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room in the country.
IGP Adamu had a high-profile meeting with members of civil society groups, top police officers and the media in Abuja on Monday, August 31.
Among issues discussed were measures that would ensure smooth and violence-free gubernatorial elections in both Edo and Ondo states.
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