The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, warned politicians against violence ahead of the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State.
Adamu in his statement reiterated a fact that the full weight of the law would be meted out to anyone who engaged in any electoral fraud, including violence, vote-buying, ballot box snatching, hate speeches and other unwholesome practices capable of undermining the peace and stability of the electoral process.
The statement partly read, “The IGP has charged all police officers and other law enforcement agents deployed for the election to act in accordance with the Electoral Act and other extant laws guiding their overall conduct before, during and after the elections.
“He warns that police officers and officers of other law enforcement agencies found acting contrary to their oaths of office or in aid of illicit electoral practices will be strictly and personally held liable with dire legal consequences”.
The IGP added that adequate deployments in terms of manpower, marine and aerial surveillance, and other assets of the force had been made to ensure effective security coverage.