Osun senatorial election: Policemen apprehend three hoodlums over violence, attack

Reading Time: 1 minute

[Osun]–Three suspected political thugs have been apprehended by the Osun State Police command for allegedly unleashing mayhem at Igbokiti Unit, Ward 10, Okinni, Egbedore local government council.

It was gathered that the thugs invaded the polling unit with dangerous weapons thereby attacking voters and some adhoc electoral officers with cutlasses.

The unleash of terror by the hoodlum caused many voters to run from the polling unit.

But, the Police were able to arrest three of the suspected political thugs and they have been detained.

Confirming the arrest to our correspondent during a telephone conversation, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye said, “it is true we arrested three suspected thugs in Egbedore and their case is currently under investigation”.

He, however, said that “with our vigilance and commitment to ensure peaceful conduct of the exercise, we are very happy that there is peace and there is no significant case and we will sustain the peace and effective security till the end and even after the entire electoral process”.

Copyright 2017 The Page. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.thepageng.com as the source.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *