Nigeria Election: Another violence in Ogun claims the life of police corporal
London, Feb. 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A Police corporal, Sunday Idoko, attached to the Allied Peoples Movement’s candidate, contesting the House of Representatives’ seat in Yewa South/Ipokia Federal Constituency, Kolawole Lawal has been reportedly killed in yet another election related violence in Ogun state, south west Nigeria
Aside the deceased, four other people were seriously injured when the election officials, security personnel were on Sunday night attacked while escorting election results from Ipokia Local Government Council Area of Ogun State to the Ogun West Senatorial District collation centre at Oronna Town Hall, Ilaro.
A security source told Alternativeafrica.com that the officials were ambushed between Eredo – Iwoye town at about 22:00 hours.
The four, who sustained varied level of injuries were taken to hospital.
The Chairman Ifekowajo LCDA, Alhaji Adewale Adejumo who was in the entourage of the INEC officials at the time of the attack said the APM candidate representing Egbado South/Ipokia at the House of Representatives, Chief Kolawole Lawal popularly known as KLM was the target of the gunmen.
He added that the suspected assassins had laid ambush for them and started shooting when they sighted a car which they thought belonged to Chief Lawal.
Efforts made to get the police PPRO, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi to comment were not fruitful as his mobile line was not going and mail sent to him was not responded to.
It is recalled that Ogun State in the lead up to the 2019 general election has been a hotbed of violence.
In January, supporters of the APC and APM attacked each other in Ewekoro, resulting in bloodshed. A week later, some APC members awaiting the arrival of Dapo Abiodun in Odogbolu Local Government Area were macheted. Dapo Abiodun is the gubernatorial candidate of the APC. He was visiting Odogbolu for a ward-to-ward tour. Unknown gunmen opened fire on his supporters.
Before then, political opponents opened fire on the convoy of the Gubernatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Mr. Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka (GNI).