Police IG issues riot act to Edo, Ondo Politicians

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OrijoReporter.com, David Jejelowo

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has told politicians in Edo and Ondo to wean themselves off acts capable of undermining the security of lives and properties in the state or face the full wrath of the law.

Edo and Ondo have been enveloped in politically motivated crisis ahead of the governorship polls scheduled for September 19 and October 10, 2020, respectively.

The build-up to the elections has been rancorous and characterized by accusations, counter-accusation and violence, a situation Adamu said in a statement the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba released, and entitled, ‘Conduct yourselves and play by the rules’ is threatening the security of lives and properties of the state residents.

The Police chief warned perpetrators to desist adding that anyone caught or linked to the vile acts irrespective of positions will be brought to book.

The statement partly reads: “The IGP, however, warns the politicians and their supporters in Edo and Ondo that the Force would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on anyone or group, irrespective of status, that may want to sabotage the security arrangement being emplaced for the elections.”

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