The Nigerian Police Warns against the use of Pets and Dogs in the Polling Unit

The Nigerian police warned on  their twitter handle against the use of Dogs and Pets in the forthcoming election in regard to the laws which contravene the electoral act 2022 as stated below:

“The provision of Section 126 (1) of the Electoral Act. 2022, explains clearly those actions exhibited by electorates that constitute electoral breaches and are punishable under the law, and paragraph (f) mentions possession of weapons calculated to intimidate voters and electoral officers.

Dogs could be classed as offensive weapons as their owners/handlers can use them to intimidate, harass and cause assault and bodily harm to others. The Dogs Act, CAP 55 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1958 as domesticated in various States, and other Criminal Laws in Nigeria are trite.

The conceived ideas and plans by certain individuals, electorates, and groups of people to go to the polls accompanied by pets are unacceptable, stand discouraged, and remain an act of electoral infraction as it will cause harassment and intimidation”.

As stated by CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER. On the Nigeria Police twitter handle

This was in reaction to some people on twitter who intend to use Dogs against rigging or voilence in their polling unit.

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