Photo: Hoodlums Attack, Hack Man for Pasting Political Posters in Lagos

Some hoodlums have attacked a man, Mr. Disu Omobolaji, in the Ipaja
Ayobo area of Lagos State for pasting campaign posters by the roadside.

PUNCH Metro learnt
that Omobolaji, who worked as a photographer, was attacked along with
two other persons while they were pasting the campaign posters around
the Post Office bus stop on Ipaja Ayobo Road.

It was learnt that while the two other men escaped from the hoodlums, Omobolaji was unlucky as the
miscreants hacked him with axes and cutlasses. The attack occurred on Tuesday, February 3, at about 7.30pm.

It was learnt that Omobolaji, who sustained injuries, immediately
went to the Ipaja Police Division to report the incident before going to
a private hospital in the area for treatment.

When PUNCH Metro visited the hospital on Monday, Omobolaji, who said
he was the financial secretary of the youth wing of the All
Progressives Congress in the Ayobo Ipaja Local Council Development Area,
said his attackers had the intention of killing him.

He added that the hoodlums also carted away the posters and removed the ones that had been pasted.
He said:

 “I and two other APC youth members in
our area were at the bus stop to paste some posters. The posters were of
the party’s governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode. As we embarked on
the task, the hoodlums appeared and pounced on us 

While the others fled, I tried to find out
what the thugs wanted. They did not say anything, but started to hit me
with axes and cutlasses. I managed to escape after sustaining

I had gone to report at the police station and I hope the police would apprehend the hoodlums.”

Another victim of the attack in the area, Mrs. Bisi Makanjuola,
showed her damaged vehicle, urging the police to curtail the activities
of the miscreants.

She said:

 “These hoodlums are not really members
of any party. They are jobless and walk around with weapons waiting to
be hired by any politician or party to foment trouble. My vehicle was
actually shot at several times, but I managed to escape. I cannot take
the vehicle home so that they will not trace me with it.”

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu,
said, he would get back to our correspondent. He, however, had not
called back as of press time.

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