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Police imposes curfew for Lagos senatorial elections

The Lagos State Police Command has announced a restriction on movement between the hours of 6am and 6pm on Saturday, for the Lagos East Senatorial by-election.

The local government areas affected in the restriction include Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Kosofe and Somolu.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who made the announcement on Friday, said that all security strategies have been put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos.

The election monitoring team, according to Odumosu, comprising of two Commissioners of Police, some Assistant Commissioners of Police and other officers, led by the Commissioner of Police, Community Policing, Force Headquarters, CP Kola Okunola, have already arrived and reported to the Lagos Command on Thursday.

The senior Police officers are on standby for the monitoring of police personnel and other security agents detailed for the Lagos East election duties.

 “The Command has deployed a reasonable number of police personnel and other security agents to cover and provide security at the one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-eight (1,928) polling units in the areas,” Odumosu said.

He also stressed that there will be no vehicular and pedestrian movements in and out of the affected local government areas during the elections, except those on election duties, essential services and accredited domestic and foreign election observers.

The Police Commissioner also warned the electorate and the candidates to play by the rules and provisions of the Electoral Acts 2010 or they will face the full wrath of the law.


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