One killed as corps member, policemen escape death in bloody Ekiti by-election
The bye election into the seat of the Member who represented Ekiti East Constituency 1 in the State House of Assembly, Honourable Juwa Adegbuyi has left many people seriously injured including a Corps member and policemen escaping death.
The seat became vacant after Hon. Adegbuyi died of an undisclosed ailment few months ago.
It was learnt through an eye witness from the scene that, the deceased were shot by some armed political thugs who invaded a polling unit and opened fire of electorates.
The incident was confirmed by the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu in a statement made available to newsmen.
According to the statement “Some suspected thugs attacked ward 7 Unit 7 Iworo in Omuo Ekiti, shooting sporadically while eligible voters were casting their votes in a bye election of Ekiti State House of Assembly.
“In the process, 6 people were injured, among them were two policemen and one National Youths Service Corp(NYSC) member who are currently receiving treatment in Ikole General Hospital.
He affirmed that three of the suspects have been arrested.