One killed as cultists invade venue of Lagos APC council primaries
One person was killed while others were injured when cultists stormed Shamsideen Primary School, Surulere area of Lagos, venue of the All Progressives Congress primary election.
It was gathered that the cultists that attempted to disrupt the election process were loyal to one of the APC councillorship aspirant.
According to a document made available to The PUNCH, out of the four aspirants vying for the position, only one of them, Ms. Barakat Bakare-Akande with number 0066, was successfully screened.
The others who included Babatunde Thomas, Nurudeen Bello were not cleared while Babatunde Ogunlana did not show up.
Some who were not happy with the emergence of Bakare-Akande immediately attempted to disrupt the exercise.
Their grouse was based on the fact that another list showing that Babatunde Thomas was cleared had already been circulated. They, therefore, believed that there was foul play.
A fracas soon ensued which led to the death of one while another person was also severely wounded and was seen lying in a pool of blood.
“Immediately after the primary election, officials surfaced with the new list of cleared councillorship aspirants at the venue of the primary election at Shamsideen Primary School, Ojuelegba. The opposing and rival cult groups started engaging in confrontations that led to deaths of the members of the rival cult groups,” the eyewitness said.
It was learnt that the police had already arrested some suspects.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said, “I have heard about it but I don’t have the facts. A statement will be issued soon.”
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