Osun West By-Election:Police apprehends 3 hoodlums Over alleged violence: CP


The Osun State Police Command on Saturday arrested three suspected political thugs for allegedly causing mayhem at Igbokiti Unit Ward 10, Okinni in Egbedore Local Government Area of the state.

Our correspondent gathered that the thugs, who invaded the polling unit with dangerous weapons attacked voters and some ad-hoc electoral officers with cutlasses.

Some of the people, waiting to cast their votes were macheted as everybody ran helter skelter to avoid being caught up the violence.

But, the Police were able to arrest three of the suspected political thugs and they have been detained.

Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye  confirmed the incident

He said, “it is true we arrested three suspected thugs in Egbedore and their case is currently under investigation”.

He, however, said that “with our vigilance and commitment to ensure peaceful conduct of the exercise, we are very happy that there is peace and there is no significant case and we will sustain the peace and effective security till the end and even after the entire electoral process”.

Fimihan maintained  that we would not hesitate to deal ruthlessly with anybody, who may want to thwart the process, irrespective of status,
religious or political affiliation”.

By Saheed Adeyemi, Osogbo.

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