The Independent National Electoral Commissioner, INEC, on Friday, February 22, 2019, said underage voters caught during the general elections would be arrested and prosecuted.
Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the commission, made this known at a news conference, in Abuja.
“Any underage person caught trying to be accredited or voting on day of election will be arrested.
“Voting is only open to Nigerian citizens who are above the statutory age of 18.
“Let me seize this opportunity to warn those who may wish to sponsor underage persons to vote on day of election that they will be arrested,” he said.
The chairman, however, advised Nigerians to watch out for perpetuators of electoral violence and do a video and still picture and send to INEC’s website.