By Festus Fifen.
EDO POLLS: You Must Operate within the Law, Police Service Commission Warns Officers and men on election Duty.
Ahead of the Edo State Governorship Election, The Nigeria Police Service Commission has said that a high powered monitoring team of the Commission is already in Edo State to Monitor the conduct of Police men on electoral duties during Saturday’s (September 19th) Governorship election in the State.
A statement by the Head of Media and Public Relations Ikechukwu Ani said The team is led by Bar. Rommy Mom, an Honourable Commissioner representing the Human Rights Organizations in the Commission and also includes Hon. Commissioner, Austin Braimoh, representing the Media.
The Commission has also released dedicated telephone numbers for complaints and commendation on the conduct of Police during the exercise.
According to the statement, The numbers are: 07034072677, 08050517678; 08052265260.
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 statement added that 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 a hitch free and peaceful polls.
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