Thugs chase journalists, INEC officers with axes in Abeokuta

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Thugs attack journalist in Abeokuta

By Adejoke Adeleye

Political thugs have disrupt electoral process in Ward 13 polling Unit 22, Itori Odo, Abeokuta South area of the state Abeokuta.

Journalists and electoral officers who were subject of the attackers had to scamper for safety.

An armless NSCDC officer attempted rescuing the two ballot boxes but was overpowered by the thugs who snatched the boxes and destroyed it immediately.

Trouble started when an agent of the All Progressive Congress (APC) agent challenged journalists for taken pictures at the unit.

One of them said they had instructions not to allow anybody take pictures or record videos at the unit.

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All efforts to convince the agent fell on his deaf ears.

Meanwhile, one of the thugs identified simply as Taiwo attacked the agent of the Action Democratic Congress, ADC, who also tried to intervene.

Taiwo poured dry gin on the face of the ADC agent, before other thugs surfaced from different corners with axes and attacked the INEC officials and materials.

Information gathered revealed that APC has never won the unit but PDP.

It was also gathered that a son of the community, Oluseyi Funmi, is also contesting for State House of Assembly under the umbrella of Action Alliance.

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