Police to politicians: no campaign till INEC lifts ban

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 29th, 2014
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The police have instructed politicians in Taraba State to desist from holding rallies until the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifts the ban on political activities.

Police spokesman Joseph Kwaji, who briefed reporters at the command headquarters in Jalingo, warned politicians and their supporters to adhere to the directive or be punished.

Kwaji, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said: “On no account should parties engage in political campaigns until the ban is lifted by INEC.

“The ban on political activities is still in force. Violators will be apprehended to face the wrath of the law.

“All parties must adhere to this order.”

The police have paraded two suspected robbers.

One of the suspects gave his name as Jerry Peter. Police said he terrorised residents.

“He (Jerry Peter) escaped police arrest in Nasarawa State, but was arrested in Taraba by the Special Anti Respond Squad (SARS), following a tip- off.”

The police said the suspect is a member of a five-man robbery gang, which specialises in robbery, car theft and burglary.

Peter confessed that he became a robber in 2011 and he had been convicted several times.

He said he used a charm, which served as a bullet proof, adding that it also helped him to detect danger ahead and escape police arrest.

The second suspect, Ibrahim Abubakar, was nabbed for impersonation.

He was arrested by soldiers and handed over to the State Security Service (SSS), who brought him to the police.

Kwaji said Abubakar impersonated the Second- in-Command to the Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander in Yola, Adamawa State, during which he extorted money from applicants, promising to help them get a job in the military.

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