April 1, 2023

Kwara State Police Commissioner Visits INEC State Headquarters

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…..Police to secure Electoral Materials and INEC Facilities

The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, CP Paul Odama has paid an unscheduled visit to the INEC State headquarters in Ilorin, in a bid to ensure that the security arrangements in and around INEC facilities in Kwara State, particularly the headquarters in Ilorin, are watertight.

According to a press release signed by the Kwara State Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi said that the CP was received on arrival by the HOD ICT, Mr. Yinusa Musa, who conducted the commissioner of police round the facility, where some of the election materials already received by INEC, e.g., BVAS, computers, and other materials were kept.

The CP, who commended the policemen and other security men on duty, took time to advise the officers to be alert at all times and be very sensitive to what was happening around them. In the entourage of the CP is DCP Adekimi Ojo, Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, Kwara State Police Command.

In another development, members of the command’s anti-kidnapping team arrested one Issa Naigheti on Wednesday, 4th January 2023 around the Kambi area of Ilorin while on the trail of suspected kidnappers; he confessed under interrogation to having conspired with two others to kidnap his father, one Bature Naigboho in Igboho/Igbeti area of Oyo State, and the sum of #2.5 million was collected as ransom.

Efforts are ongoing to arrest his other accomplices, and the case would be transferred to Oyo State, the venue of the crime.

The commissioner of police reiterated his commitment to providing a secure environment for the peaceful conduct of the 2023 elections.

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