[JUST IN] LG Polls: Hoodlums Attack OYSIEC Officials In Oyo


Some suspected hoodlums, on Friday, attacked some officials of the Oyo State Independence Electoral Commission, OYSIEC when conveying election materials fixed for Saturday.

The attack, according to Vanguard, happened at Okeho in Kajola Local Government area of the state.

The local government election is holding on Saturday in all the 33 local government councils across the state.

There were, however, contradictory reports on the election materials being moved to designated centres.

While a source from the agrarian community said the materials were seized by the people, the State Chairman, OYSIEC, Barrister Isiaka Olagunju who confirmed the attack said no materials were snatched.

The source told the publication that a bag containing some money were allegedly found on the officials which sparked suspicion from the people.

Barrister Olagunju while dismissing the allegations said, “That is not true. The fact is that there was an attack on our officials last night.”

“Our officials were attacked at our office in Okeho. No ballot paper was snatched. The DPO of Okeho and other security agencies followed our Electoral Officials to come back to Ibadan. They just went back to Okeho now. And we have directed the Divisional Police Officer of Okeho to arrest the suspects. That is what happened.”

Though, the police command is yet to confirm it, it was gathered that about 14 people were arrested and items recovered from them.

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