2023: IGP approves the established electoral offences desks in Nigeria

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Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has approved the establishment of the Electoral Offences Desk at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).

The desk will be supervised from the Force Headquarters in Abuja, with the Commissioner of Police, FCID, as the Desk Officer.

Baba equally approved that the unit is set up at State Commands nationwide, Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi announced on Tuesday.

The Assistant Commissioners of Police in charge of the Criminal Investigation Departments will serve as State Desk Officers.

The officers are expected to collate and investigate all electoral offences and complaints from members of the public.

They will determine the strength and proffer charges before courts of competent jurisdiction for necessary legal action.

The IGP tasked the unit to commence its activities immediately with cases recorded during the pre-election activities such as screening, conventions, primaries, etc.

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