Ondo election: Man stabbed at polling unit by hoodlums

Ondo election: Man stabbed at polling unit by hoodlums

- A man has been stabbed by hoodlums at a polling unit in Ondo state

- The victim was found bleeding on the floor a few metres away from where he was supposed to cast his vote

- Pockets of violence have been recorded in the southwest state on election day, but the police say the situation is under control

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Channels Television has shared a video of a man who was stabbed by unknown hoodlums at a polling unit in Ondo in the ongoing governorship election in the state.

The victim whose name is yet to be disclosed was found bleeding on the floor a few metres away from where he was supposed to cast his vote.

Ondo 2020: Man Stabbed At Polling Unit

IGP Mohammed Adamu had assured Nigerians that the election will be violent-free.
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According to the report, he has later whisked away from Ijomu Ward 4 where the incident took place and was taken to a police clinic in Akure.

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Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of investigations, Lanre Bankole, said the victim is now stable, adding that two suspects have been apprehended in connection with the attack.

He denied that the gunshots heard within the time of the attack on the individual were not from police guns and assured that in due time investigations will reveal what really transpired.

Legit.ng had earlier reported that there was sporadic shooting at Pollíng Unit 11, Edo Lodge in Oke Ijebu, Akure, the Ondo state capital when voting commenced.

Ondo state police command spokesman, Tee-Lee Ikoro confirmed the incident and said mobile police operatives have been deployed to the scene.

On Twitter, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) claimed the shooting was from thugs loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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In a related development, the Nigeria Police Force earlier arrested one of its officers in Owo local government area of Ondo state, for violating an order for all orderlies to be withdrawn from their principals ahead of the election.

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The officer, whose identity is yet to be known, reportedly escorted a former two-time House of Representatives’ member, Alaba Lad-Ojomo, to Ijebu polling unit 4, Ward 5, in the town.

Lad-Ojomo was later seen pleading with a senior officer who ordered his arrest, to release him at the scene but the senior cop insisted he would not budge while the politician left the scene after all his entreaties failed.

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