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Thugs invade polling unit in Okota setting already cast ballots on fire

Hoodlums invade polling unit in Okota set ballot papers on fire
Hoodlums invade polling unit in Okota set ballot papers on fire

Some political thugs were reported to have invaded a Polling Unit 18 located at the popular Ohafia/Ago Palace Way, Okota in Oshodi/Isolo LGA of Lagos State, setting the already cast ballot and boxes on fire, leaving voters and INEC officials scamper for safety

According to the report by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the Polling Unit 23 located on Baba-Ewe Street/Ago Place Way Okota was also attacked by the suspected political thugs/ hoodlums who clearly were acting up a well written script by their pay master.

A team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command arrived at the scene to apprehend suspects, but nothing have been heard from about the arest, as voters and INEC ad-hoc staff are not willing to return to the polling Unit.

Also, at Polling Units, 035 and 036 located at  Adeneken Street/Alhaji Olusesi Street Junction  and Adeneken Street/ Olusesi, Ago Palace Way,  respectively, a groups of young men in tricycle and motorcycle disrupted the exercise by attempting to force voters to vote for a particular candidate.

A team of  SARS  intervened, shooting in the air. The team arrested some of the suspects.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, confirmed the crisis at Okota, saying that he had ordered the area commander to take be on top of  the situation. (NAN)

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