JUST IN: Thugs attack polling unit in Abiodun’s hometown, destroy ballot box

Gunmen disrupted the electoral process at a polling unit in Ayegbami, Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State on Saturday.

The attackers, who rode motorcycles, destroyed a ballot box and scattered the papers on the ground. Ayegbami is a street in Iperu, which is the hometown of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun.

An eyewitness, who refused to disclose his name to our correspondent for security reasons, said the thugs, who rode motorcycles, invaded the polling unit around 3.40pm, snatched the ball box and destroyed it.

He said, “Ayegbami polling unit has been destroyed. The ballot box has been destroyed and the papers were scattered on the floor. I had to quickly walk away from the scene.”

A resident, who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity for security reasons, said immediately the thugs disrupted electoral process in the polling unit, they fled.

“Some boys came to the polling unit in Ayegbami, destroyed the ballot box. The broken ballot box is on the road; they took all the ballot papers and fled. They were on motorcycles,” the resident said.

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