Police officers warned against escorting VIPs to polling units

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By Olajide Idowu

Police operatives attached to governors, ministers and other government functionaries have been banned from escorting their principals to polling units to vote in the forthcoming elections.

Spokesperson for Osun Police Command, SP Yemisi Opalola, said this in a statement on Wednesday.

He added that any police officer who failed to abide by the directive will be subjected to disciplinary actions.

“Also, the use of siren, revolving lights and tinted car windows by unauthorised citizens during the elections period will not be allowed.

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“The command also warns other security outfits/organisations that are not constitutionally empowered to participate in the election duty to steer off the electoral process” She added.

“Any organisation/groups found flouting this would definitely be sanctioned in accordance with the extant laws.

The police released hotlines during the election.

The numbers are 08039537995, 08075872433 and 08123823981.

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