Three suspected thugs have been arrested for unleashing mayhem in Ekiti-East Constituency by-election on Saturday.
Giving an update on the attack, Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Police Command, Tunde Mobayo, said the suspected thugs were apprehended in their hideout and are in custody at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.
TOS News earlier reported that the electoral process was stopped by INEC as a result of riotous atmosphere that claimed three lives while many were injured.
The Commissioner of Police, through the command spokesperson, ASP Sunday Abutu, stated that those arrested would be charged to court once investigation was concluded.
“Yes, three suspected party things have been arrested. They were picked up where they were hiding and are now being detained in our headquarters.
“Murder is a capital offence and police won’t watch and allow anyone takes law into his own hands freely. Nigeria is a nation being guided by laws.
“Just like we assured our people on Saturday, everyone who had hands in the killings will be brought to book.’’