Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has urged policemen deployed to election duties in the Saturday governorship election in Anambra state to arrest any politician offering a bribe or inciting the public to violence.
The I-G handed down the directive on Wednesday in Abuja while addressing officers and men of the Force Headquarters.
He, therefore, ordered all police officers to wear their conventional police attires, displaying their name tags for easy identification and warned against any acts inimical to the success of the election.
The number one cop advised them to do their best by avoiding issues capable of tarnishing the image and reputation of the police both during and after the elections.
” You must avoid extortion of money from either politicians or the electorate; any act that will infringe on the Electoral Act and the peaceful conduct of this election will not be tolerated.
” You must do your utmost best to protect the electorate, INEC officials and the election materials ,” he said.
He urged them to refrain from all corrupt practices and work toward the success of the election.
Newsbreak.ng earlier reported the police authorities as saying a total of 54,000 policemen had been deployed to the state for the election.
Agency Reports, additional report by Newsbreak.ng