Why policewoman was killed during Ekiti bye-election, Senator Olujimi discloses
Senator representing Ekiti South, Abiodun Olujimi has disclosed that the policewoman who was killed during the Ekiti east constituency I bye-election was guarding a ballot box.
The Peoples Democratic Party Senator, Olujimi also accused the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) of sponsoring thugs to disrupt the exercise.
Recall that there was violence during the Ekiti bye-election which resulted into loss of lives on Saturday.
The senator, Olujimi is a native of Omuo Ekiti where the incident took place.
Addressing journalists after the incident, the senator said she narrowly escaped being shot.
Olujimi said the election was peaceful until thugs invaded the area, alleging that the incident occurred after some leaders of the APC visited the polling unit.
“The leaders of APC came to the polling unit, in fact we greeted warmly. After they left, some APC thugs who stayed behind pulled out guns and started shooting sporadically. This is the first time we would witness this. They picked the ballot box and ran away,” she said.
“A man died as he was trying to escape the scene. The policewoman guarding the ballot box was also shot in the head. The corps member and presiding officer at the unit were hit by bullets.
“In totality, eight people were shot. Some dead and five are battling with their lives in the hospital receiving treatments.”