The Delta State Police Command has charged three suspects to court for alleged unlawful possession of fire arms.
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Chuks Oresewezie (acting), said that the three suspects were arraigned at Chief Magistrate Court Asaba on Wednesday to serve as a deterrant.
He mentioned the suspects names as, Uvwiejitobor Akpevwe ,m, Alfred Joseph ,m, David Ukiri ,m, all from Udu in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The suspects allegedly claimed to be vigilante detailed by their Local Government Chairman to escort their electoral materials after sorting and sharing.
The Delta State Police Command had earlier warned vigilantes and private security guards, volunteer organization to steer clear of the 2019 election security.
“The three suspects were today arraigned at Chief Magistrate Court Asaba to serve as a deterrant to who would be offenders and as well as to inform members of the public that the sole responsibility of securing INEC materials, INEC offices/officials, polling units, collation centers, racks rest squarely on the Police in collaboration with other approved security agencies as mentioned in the earlier press release.
“The Police authority will not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any offender according to the law, while assuring members of the public of its commitment to the security and safety.