Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Political Thugs Attacked A Man For Pasting Campaign Posters In Lagos State

Some hoodlums have attacked a man, Mr. Disu Omobolaji, in the Ipaja Ayobo area of Lagos State for pasting campaign posters by the roadside.

Omobolaji, who worked as a photographer, was attacked along with two other persons while they were pasting the campaign posters around the Post Office bus stop on Ipaja Ayobo Road.

It was learnt that while the two other men escaped from the hoodlums, Omobolaji was unlucky as the miscreants hacked him with axes and cutlasses.

The attack occurred on Tuesday, February 3, at about 7.30pm.

It was learnt that Omobolaji, who sustained injuries, immediately went to the Ipaja Police Division to report the incident before going to a private hospital in the area for treatment.

Omobolaji, who said he was the financial secretary of the youth wing of the All Progressives Congress in the Ayobo Ipaja Local Council Development Area, said his attackers had the intention of killing him.

He added that the hoodlums also carted away the posters and removed the ones that had been pasted.

He said, “I and two other APC youth members in our area were at the bus stop to paste some posters. The posters were of the party’s governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode. As we embarked on the task, the hoodlums appeared and pounced on us.

“While the others fled, I tried to find out what the thugs wanted. They did not say anything, but started to hit me with axes and cutlasses. I managed to escape after sustaining injuries.

“I had gone to report at the police station and I hope the police would apprehend the hoodlums.”

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