The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, said any police officer found with Very Important Personality, VIP, on election day will face the full wrath of the law.
Adamu issued the warning while speaking at the public presentation of a partnership between Transition Monitoring Group, the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, Police Service Commission, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, among others.
“Everyone has a civic responsibility in ensuring peaceful and credible elections. Election materials must be secured. Electoral officials, domestic and foreign observers must be protected.
“The Independent National Electoral Commission has rolled out the ways stakeholders should conduct themselves. On our part, we assure the nation that all electoral materials will be secured and the electorate will be allowed to cast their votes without monetisation.
“No police officer is allowed to move around with any VIP on election day. Anyone, who does so in uniform or mufti will be arrested,” the police chief said.