Monday, April 15, 2024

Military personnel arrest party agent with N3.2m cash in Lagos

BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

A party agent has been arrested in the Oshodi area of Lagos State with N3.2 million cash.

This is just as a woman, who identified herself as a Ward leader in the Ejigbo area of Lagos was arrested with a herbalist, on the Isolo/Egbe road.

It was gathered that some military men on patrol, who were alerted about the harassment of voters by thugs, were on their way to attend to the distress call when they intercepted some persons in one of the polling units in Oshodi.

The bag of one of the unidentified agents attracted the Military personnel, who insisted on knowing what was inside.

After much hesitation, the party unnamed agent reluctantly opened the bag, where its content was discovered to be naira notes.

It was gathered that one of the military patrol teams attended to not less than 24 distress calls between 8.30 am and 1.30 pm, from different polling units in Oshodi, Jakande Estate, Ejigbo, Ajao and Oke- Afa areas of the state.

One of the distress calls received from Igala estate on the Isolo/Egbe road, had a report of a voter whose skull was broken by a thug.

While attending another one at the Borokini hall, on the same axis at about 11.45am, a tricycle in which there were three passengers was flagged down.

While one of the occupants, a woman whose identity could not be immediately ascertained, claimed she was on her way to her ward in Ejigbo, others simply said they were going to vote.

However, when the two men were searched, one of them was discovered to have guarded his waist with charms.

Upon further enquiry, the self acclaimed Ward leader said she hired the service of the herbalist and the other passenger to accompany her to her ward.

Three of them were whisked away in the military patrol van while some suspected thugs were also arrested.

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