The Presidential and National Assembly election recorded its first casualty in Ibadan, after a boy was reportedly shot dead by suspected political thugs in Kudeti area.
PM Parrot reports that the ugly incident was witnessed by a former deputy Governor of Oyo State, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja.
According to an eyewitness, “The boy, Monsuru, who just finished his secondary education at St Luke’s College in Molete, Ibadan was mauled down by the thugs. Many residents believe the thugs belong to the group called ‘One Million Boys’.
“Votes were being collated when the assailants came into Lako Compound, Kudeti, the same ward where Ambassador Arapaja voted and they started shooting sporadically. It led to the death of Monsuru.”
It was gathered that indications that there would be trouble started manifesting when loyalists of one of the top five political parties in the state started removing the banners and posters of other parties in the vicinity and replacing them with those of their candidates.
It was learnt that Ambassador Arapaja who is a chieftain of African Democratic Congress(ADC) complained that security was not adequate enough in the area.