Lagos LG Polls: Despite Downpour, Voting Ongoing as Police Arrest Fake Agents

Despite heavy downpour which began at 5a.m. Saturday morning in many parts of Lagos State, voting is ongoing in local council election in the state
The rain was said to have left many areas flooded and affected early commencement of voting in the local government polls in many areas.
The rain, accompanied with thunderstorms, lasted for more than two hours, did not deter many voters came out immediately it subsided.
Reports have it that the turnout has been impressive.
Newsmen report that in some areas voting commenced earnest as early as 8a.m
At Polling Units 007, 008 and 009 in Ward A, Badagry Local Government, voters were seen by 8a.m, while at Polling Unit 8 in Ward B, few voters got accredited and began voting by 8.25a.m.
In Ward B, Unit 005, on Apapa Road, in Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, electoral officers arrived at 9.25 a.m. shortly after the rain stopped in the area.
In the Alimosho Local Government, the premises of the Alimosho Local Government Secretariat was a beehive of activities as several commercial buses were being still loaded with electoral materials and officials at 9:30 am.
There are reports of arrest of fake electoral officers and party agents.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Lagos State Police Command on Saturday arrested five men with incriminating materials in Ikeja, as the local government elections got underway.
The spokesman for the command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest.
Famous-Cole said that the suspects, who claimed to be agents to a political party, were arrested with incriminating materials at 8.30a.m.
“They have been handed over to the Area F Command, which will send them to the special team for election crimes at the state Criminal Investigation Department for further investigations.”
Meanwhile, security agencies, including the police, military, Security and Civil Defence Corps and Immigration, have deployed their personnel to strategic locations in different parts of Lagos to ensure peaceful local government elections.

Author: News Editor

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