The United Kingdom has said it will take action against individuals who mastermind violence during the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.

It said the sanction could include restrictions on their eligibility to travel to the UK, restrictions on access to UK-based assets, or prosecution under international law just as it did after the 2019 elections. 

Hundreds of supporters of a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Obadiah Mailafia, on Monday stormed the West of Mines office of the Department of State Services to witness the grilling of the ex-CBN top official.

The supporters, who chanted solidarity songs were, however, prevented from gaining entrance into the DSS compound.

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