Imo election: Army hands over 115 suspects to police

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By Chinonso Alozie

Owerri—THE  Nigerian Army said it has handed over 115 suspects arrested during 2019 general elections in Imo State  to the state police command.

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Muhammed Abubakar Adamu 

Vanguard’s investigation  yesterday revealed that these suspects operated with  the other three suspected bombers apprehended at Iho  collation center in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State.

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Public Relations Officer, PRO, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze,  Mohammed Bawa told Vanguard that exactly 115 suspects were arrested during the 2019 elections in the state and were handed over to the police in Imo.

Bawa said: “The suspects have been handed over  to the police. We don’t have any suspect  arrested during the   election with us now.

“We have handed them over to the police, we handed over a hundred and fifteen suspects. We came with a hundred and three and then our officers in the field told us that there were twelve other suspects with them and we collected them and handed them over to the police.”

At the time of filing this report, the Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, could not be reached as his phone was switched off.



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