The distribution of Permanent Voters’ Card ongoing in Lagos State has claimed its first casualty as Peoples Democratic Party’s electoral agent was shot and killed by political thugs on the orders of All Progressives Congress stalwart.
According to the City Reporters, the incident happened at Oriledu, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, Sunday as the deceased who was identified as Sikiru Ogboye was monitoring the distribution of the PVC’s by the Independent National Electoral Commissioner, INEC, in the area.
A desperate APC gubernatorial aspirant in the area who was accused of masterminding the killing of the young man has been arrested along with his thugs and are being interrogated by policemen from Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State commissioner of Police, Mr. Kayode Aderanti, said a pump action gun was found in the accused car.
“It is true; I warned earlier that anybody, no matter how lowly or highly placed, found with illegally acquired weapon must answer for it.
“The man needs to tell us what he was doing with a pump action found in his car and if his explanations are not satisfactory, we’ll take him to court,” the CP said.
A statement from, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation reacting to the politically motivated killing reads in parts:
“An electoral agent of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State has been shot dead, Sunday afternoon, while monitoring the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC).
“Mr. Sikiru Ogboye, a PDP Agent, was shot dead, allegedly on the orders of a chieftain of the All People’s Congress (APC) by suspected thugs, while he monitored the PVC Distribution exercise.