IGP Adamu raises alarm over plans to rig election by desperate politicians using policemen

Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Adamu Muhammed, today raised alarm over proposed action by some very desperate politicians to perpetuate electoral fraud/  using fake policemen at various polling units.
The IGP raised the alarm on Tuesday at a stakeholders’ meeting on partnership for monitoring, documenting, reporting and prosecuting vote trading during the 2019 polls, which held at the YarAdua centre in Abuja.

The IGP said the police department was aware of the fake police and army uniforms shipped into the country and is to be distributed on the election day to create and cause mayhem, thereby disrupting the conduct of peaceful and credible election.


“We charge our personnel to be professional and unbiased. Every policeman you see at the polling unit, if he doesn’t carry official tag and name tag is a fake policeman and should be arrested, because we have reports that a lot of police uniforms and military regalia are being brought into the country by desperate people. We also know that there are people that are ready to dress in police uniforms during the elections,” he said.

The IGP further repeated  that no security personnel is expected or will be allowed to carry fire arms around the polling centers, adding that the ban on elites moving around with police orderlies during elections still subsists.

IGP Adamu raises alarm over plans to rig election by desperate politicians using policemen IGP Adamu raises alarm over plans to rig election by desperate politicians using policemen Reviewed by Bueze Onyeka on 03:38 Rating: 5

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