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VIDEO: Residents descending heavily on a thug at Lagos Polling unit




There has been reports of violence in Lagos State as thugs terrorised residents.

The ongoing governorship elections in Lagos have witnessed pockets of violence, with many residents staying away as a result.

Consequently, this resulted in low turnout especially in areas that are the strongholds of the Labour Party.

Earlier, actresses Chioma Akpotha and Kate Henshaw were intimidated by thugs at the Eti-Osa area of Lagos State. READ MORE.

She revealed that she couldn’t even bring out her phone to update fans when she got to her polling unit as some thugs attacked her with knives and bottles.

“They destroyed by side mirrors. I don’t know the extent of the damage to the car but I had to run for my life. They wanted to stab me; thank God I came with some people. What happened to the free and fair elections they promised us?” Akpotha lamented.

In another viral video, residents were seen repelling a thug who was beaten to a pulp after he tried to intimidate the voters.

This was posted via the Twitter handle of Dr Peng King who noted that the incident happened at the Okota Area in Lagos State.

Okota is traditionally dominated by the Igbos and there have been reports of thuggery against the residents, many of whom voted for the Labour Party during the presidential election.

Labour Party Thugs Attack Residents

In another video, a user named Engr Yasir Arafat alleged that some thugs affiliated with the Labour Party tried to scuttle the process at his polling unit in Lagos.

However, the residents repelled the attacks.

“Some LP thugs wan scatter my poling unit at the face of defeat ! Omo we no gree o, ballots and all sensitive materials protected, process resumed! They were chased away! Vote not fight! If you bring violence here you collect,” he said.