Ballot boxes set ablaze in Lagos

Ballot boxes set ablaze in Lagos

- Ballot boxes at several locations in Lagos state have been set ablaze

- Polling unit 18 at Ago Palace Way and voting unit 23 located on Babe-Ewe street are some the affected locations

- It was also reported that some thugs attempted to force electorates to vote at Adeneken street in the state

Some ballot boxes at polling unit 18 located at junction of Ohafia/Ago Palace Way, Okota in Oshodi/Isolo LGA of Lagos state have been set on fire.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who witnessed the incident reports that polling unit 23 located on Baba-Ewe Street/Ago Place Way was also affected by the fire.

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INEC ad-hoc staff at the polling units, as well as voters who came out to cast their votes, ran away from the polling centres for safety.

A team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State Police Command arrived at the scene to apprehend suspects.

As at the time of this report, the INEC ad-hoc staff and voters had yet to return to the units.

Also, at polling units, 035 and 036 located at Adeneken street/Alhaji Olusesi street junction and Adeneken street/ Olusesi, Ago Palace Way, respectively, a group of young men in tricycled and motorcycles disrupted the exercise by attempting to force voters to vote for a particular candidate.

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

The state commissioner of police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, confirmed the crisis at Okota, saying that he had ordered the area commander to be on top of the situation.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that just as former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, cast his votes in the presidential and National Assembly elections, thugs were said to have engaged in a scuffle

The fight was as a result of Obasanjo's aides sharing money around the voting arena.

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