Home Local News POLICE CHIEF ESTABLISHES ELECTORAL OFFENCES DESKS ACROSS THE NATION.

POLICE CHIEF ESTABLISHES ELECTORAL OFFENCES DESKS ACROSS THE NATION.

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has approved the establishment of Electoral Offences Desk with Commissioner of Police, as Desk Officer at the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Abuja.

He equally approved its establishment at State Commands across the nation with the Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Departments as State Desk Officers.

According to him, the mandate of the Electoral Offences Desk Officers includes the collation and investigation of all electoral offences/complaints from the public with a view to determining culpability and proffering charges before Courts of competent jurisdiction for necessary legal action.

The Police chief tasked the Desk to commence its activities immediately with some isolated cases recorded during the pre-election activities such as screening, conventions, primaries.

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