Gunshots as hoodlums snatch ballot boxes in Ogun
The peaceful conduct of the governorship and state assembly election in Ogun State suddenly turned violent as hoodlums suspected to be political thugs snatched two ballot boxes at Polling Unit 05, Ward 03 in Ayegbami area of Iperu Remo, the country home of Gover Dapo Abiodun.
The hoodlums, whose number could not be ascertained, invaded the polling unit on motorcycles and started shooting into the air with the aim of chasing away voters.
They, however, succeeded at escaping with one of the ballot boxes, before security operatives, particularly the policemen on election duty at the nearby road intersection could respond with gunshots at the scene while the Assistant Polling Officer (APO) for the unit, Alalade Babatunde had been beaten up.
The development resulted in chaos, forcing many electorates to scamper for safety to avoid being hit by strayed bullets.