Following the APC primary election that took place in Lagos State on Saturday, it has been reported that one person was killed while others were injured after attacks from cultists loyal to an APC councillorship aspirant in Surulere, Lagos,
According to reports, only one of the aspirants vying for the position Ms. Barakat Bakare-Akande with number 0066, showed up after she was successfully screened. The others who included Babatunde Thomas, Nurudeen Bello were not cleared while Babatunde Ogunlana did not show up.
According to further reports, some who were not happy with the victory of Bakare-Akande immediately attempted to disrupt the exercise as they suspected foul play.
This reportedly led to the death of one while another person was also severely wounded and was seen lying in a pool of blood.
It was also reported that “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 the death of a member of the rival cult groups.”
Meanwhile, the Spokesman for the Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said, “I have heard about it but I don’t have the facts. A statement will be issued soon.”
The Police have arrested some suspected hoodlums believed to have perpetrated the violence.