Sporadic shooting as thugs snatch ballot box near Gov. Abiodun’s polling unit
By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Hoodlums suspected to be political thugs snatched a ballot box at Ayegbami polling booth, Ward 3, Unit 5, in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, shooting sporadically
The thugs, it was gathered, stormed the polling booth not far from where Governor Dapo Abiodun voted and fire gun shots to scare voters away before snatching the ballot box.
A resident who did not want his name mentioned, said that the thugs came in a car and snatched the two ballot boxes but only made away with one.
He said that such experience occurred during the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections when the same set of political thugs snatched the ballot boxes from the polling unit.
The eyewitness said that an Assistant Polling Officer (APO), Babatunde Alalade, was beaten up by the electorate as he was accused of given the hoodlums the opportunity to snatch the ballot box.