EDO GOVERNORSHIP POLL: POLICE COMMISSION DEPLOYS HIGH POWERED MONITORING TEAM TO STATE
Ahead of the Saturday Edo State governorship election, the Police Service Commission (PSC), an exemplary civilian oversight body on Police, has deployed a high powered monitoring team to the State.
The Commission claimed that the team will monitor activities of Police officers throughout the electoral process.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the Head, Press and Public Relations Officer of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, on Thursday, September 17th.
The team led by Bar. Rommy Mom, an Honorable Commissioner representing the Human Rights Organizations in the commission and Hon Commissioner, Austin Braimoh, representing the media is dedicated to receiving complaints and commendation on the conduct Police officers during the exercise, according to Ani.
The numbers released by the commission are: 07034072677, 08050517678 and 08052265260.
Recall that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, had deployed 1 DIG, 1 AIG, and 8 CPs to supervise and coordinate the security arrangement for the Gubernatorial Election in the State.
The security personnel deployed include DIG Adeleye Olusola Oyabade, MNI, Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, AIG Karma Hosea Hassan, PSC, Assistant Inspector General of police, and eight Commissioners of Police.
The deployment was aimed at ensuring proper organization towards a violence-free election in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
The PSC advised all Police operatives on electoral duty in the State to ensure that they operate within the law and rules of engagement.
It also threatened to punish any of the officers involved in election malpractice as it is against the law guiding election policing.
The Commission said the State Police had assured it that the operatives would exhibit a high level of integrity and professionalism in ensuring a credible and peaceful election.