2015 Elections: IGP orders prosecution of political thugs

IGP Suleiman Abba

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on Wednesday ordered the prosecution of suspects arrested for political thuggery during campaigns at different locations.

The police said the suspects were arrested for perpetrating violence during political campaigns at various locations.

The police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a statement said, “The IGP has therefore ordered their immediate prosecution in the court of law no matter their status in the society.”

He said the suspects activities are contrary to section 227 of the 1999 constitution (as amended) and sections 94 and 95 of the Electoral Act.

Mr. Abba had on January 24 directed all Zonal Assistant Inspector Generals of Police and Commissioners of Police to crackdown on all political thugs in their zones and commands.

Furthermore, Mr. Abba has advised politicians to play the game by the rules as the police force will not condone act of hooliganism. He also assured Nigerians of their safety while calling for their support for the police force.


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  • arewethishopeless

    Abba, you can start with Asari and Tompolo ….. or will you claim you do not know where they are?

  • Hamza

    Shame! Poor women!

  • Cincinnatus

    The DNC is full of extra ordinary women who have cut their teeth clawing in benefits for their people, and happen to have far less baggage, and would defeat Trump easily because republicans will vote for them. Hillary was being pushed in because she felt entitled, risking the oval office in the process. She wasn’t the best DNC candidate and pissed off the millennials and progressives when the DNC screwed over their Sanders movement for her sake. She could have even brought in a progressive candidate to ease the friction with the young and progressive voters, but she already made deals with the rich and powerful to fill the offices with their backed politicians. She lost because these group of voters never showed up to vote, not because America is sexist or racist but because they didn’t like her enough to push the election in her favor. The polls already suggested they would have voted for her if they were motivated enough to go through the stress of voting.