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Edo election: Six arrested for violating movement restriction



A combined security team set up to monitor the Edo governorship election has arrested six persons for disobeying restriction of movement order.

The Edo Comptroller of Prisons and member of the team, Mr Amadin Osayande, said in Benin that the suspects were arrested at Welfare junction, Upper Sakponba road, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, on Wednesday.

Osayande said that four men and two women were arrested inside a commercial bus during the election.

He added that the suspects said they were aware of the restriction of movement order, yet they went about their normal businesses.

Osayande added that there was restriction of movement and yet they were driving around the city.

He said, “Actually, we all know that there is always restriction of movement during election, yet the suspects were parading the city.

“Apart from the restriction order, the suspects looked suspicious and needed to be investigated.”

Other members of the combined security team are; the state Commissioner of Police, Commander, 4 brigade of the Nigerian Army, state Comptroller of Prisons, representatives of the Department of State Services, the Nigeria Immigration Service and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.NAN