Rivers rerun election: Police confirm one death, 10 injured

Rivers rerun election: Police confirm one death, 10 injured

Saturday, March 19, 2016 11:08 pm

The Police Command in Rivers state has confirmed that one person died while 12 others were arrested during Saturday’s legislative rerun elections in the state.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Saturday that it received report about the death of one person in Eleme, Eleme Local Government.

Muhammad said 10 people were arrested in Eleme while two were picked up on their way to Akinima, Ahoada West Local Government Area.

“The suspects committed election-related offences. They are being interrogated while investigation has commenced on the offences committed,” he said.

He also said the police did not know what caused the death of a middle-aged man in Eleme and that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area received the report.

He said the command did necessary deployments to ensure credible elections in the state.

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