Teenager killed as low turn out mars Oyo LG election

A teenager simply identified as Kofo was reportedly killed this morning at Idi Oro area of Queens Cinema in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.

The incident occurred barely two hours after the commencement of the state local government election.

The girl was said to have gone to a pharmaceutical shop to buy some drugs when she met her untimely death.

we gathered from residents that some hoodlums were fomenting trouble when personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) stormed the area to quell the crisis.

The residents said in the ensuing confrontations, the teenage girl was allegedly killed by a stray bullets.

The hoodlums thereafter stormed the NSCDC Divisional Office for Ibadan North West Local Government area at Ekotedo and vandalized it.

It was later gathered that officers of the NSCDC thereafter mobilized and repelled the hoodlums.

However, efforts to get reactions of the State Police spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu proved abortive as at the time of filling this report as calls put through his line were not answered.

But spokesman of the state NSCDC Mr. Olusegun Oluwole informed u that men usf the command were not responsible for the killing of the teenager.

Oluwole, in a brief interview with our correspondent, informed that the case in now under investigation by the police.

He said “Our men are not responsible for what happened, but I can tell you now that the case if with the police.

“The case is under investigation by the police”.

However, our correspondent who went round Ibadan observed that most of the polling units were dominated by members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

Voter apathy was observed in most of the units in Ibadan North, Ibadan North West, Ibadan South East, Ibadan South West and Oluyole Local Government Areas.

Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who voted around 11.55am at polling unit 20 Ward 9, Ibadan South West Local Government Area within the premises of Community Grammar (Jnr) High School, Oluyole Estate. expressed happiness at the conduct of the election.

APC chairmanship candidate in Oluyole Local Government Area, Mr. Ayodeji Abass Aleshiloye, while speaking shortly after voting, also declared that the election was free and fair.


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