Pandemonium broke out in some parts of Ogun state during the Local Government election which was underway on Saturday,as hoodlums reportedly stormed some polling units with guns and other dangerous weapons , snatched ballot boxes and burnt them. Though, most of the polling units were said to have been peaceful as security agents were seen at almost all the polling units and strategic places across the state.
However, some polling units such as Itoko, Ake, Lafenwa , Iperu , Imeko, Ilugun, Oke -Sopin, Agbole Oluwo, Oru, Awa all in the state recorded various forms of violence. Our correspondent gathered that, some political thugs stormed a polling booth at Isale-Itoko in Abeokuta South, snatched two ballot boxes and burnt them few metres away from the poling unit.The hoodlums also reportedly stormed another polling unit around the area , beat the security officers , electoral officers and the electorate. In Iperu, Remo North local government, a suspected political thugs was arrested after is failed attempt to snatch the ballot box in a polling booth. At Ilugun in Abeokuta North local government , the security personnel arrested some political thugs after they had snatched ballot boxes. Also in Yewa North and Imeko local government areas of the state, there were reported sporadic gunshots to scare the voters