Bayelsa Poll: Police arrest two ballot box snatchers


The Police in Bayelsa said it had commenced investigation on the alleged snatching of ballot box during Saturday`s supplementary governorship election in the state.
The command`s Spokesman, Mr Asinim Butswat, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed in Yenagoa that two suspects were arrested for forcefully removing the box at Otuokpoti, Unit 1, Ward 2, Ogbia Local Government Area, the News Agency of Nigeria reported.
Butswat said Police team leader for the election, Mr Hashim Argungu, a Deputy Inspector General of Police, accompanied by heads of other security agencies and one Independent National Electoral Commission commissioner, visited some polling units.

The spokesman said that the command was in control of the situation and that personnel deployed for the election were effectively monitoring areas assigned to them.
Meanwhile, polling in the governorship supplementary election in Bayelsa being conducted in Southern Ijaw Local Government and 101 units in other parts of the state, has ended in most polling stations.
The Dec. 5, 2015 governorship election in the state was marred in Southern Ijaw and some polling units across the state by violence.
The exercise was consequently cancelled in the areas by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after attempt to repeat the exercise on December 6, was also disrupted by violence


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