Hoodlums arrested at Ekiti APC primary (photo)

Hoodlums arrested at Ekiti APC primary (photo)

Some hoodlums were arrested at the gate of the venue of the Ekiti APC primary rerun, holding today, Saturday, May 12, for attempting to force themselves into the venue and for aggressively confronting policemen who manned the gates.

One of the suspects accused the policemen of bias after he was denied access into the venue because he did not have the necessary requirements, Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathered that the suspected hoodlum had on him charm wrapped in a red piece of cloth.

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A team of suspected hoodlums comprising of four men was also arrested and handed over to Criminal Investigation Department present at the venue.

Hoodlums arrested at Ekiti APC primary (photo)
The hoodlums were arrested for attempting to disrupt the APC gubernatorial primary. Credit: Punch

The men claimed to be delegates from various wards but they did not possess any of the documents required to ease their entry to the main venue from the gate. The sum of N158,000 was found on them.

Two men were earlier separately arrested for also attempting to gain entrance into the venue by force.

Legit.ng earlier reported that accreditation had started for statutory delegates for the rescheduled Ekiti state All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election amid heavy presence of security personnel.

The number of armed policemen, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is presently more than the number of delegates that have arrived the venue so far.

The road leading to Damlek Event Centre at Oke-Ila area of Ado-Ekiti is cordoned off while security men frisk anyone entering into the area.

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Source: Legit.ng

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