No less than five people were injured on Thursday in an attack on the supporters of the African Democratic Party in the Lekki area of Lagos State, The PUNCH reports.
According to PUNCH Metro, it was learnt that the members of the party were returning from their campaign rally in the evening when some louts descended on them at the Maruwa end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, said some of them were injured while a few others were dispossessed of their valuables.
“The supporters were coming out of a street around the Maruwa bus stop when some boys emerged from nowhere and accosted them. This led to a confrontation and before we knew it, the boys started to attack them.
“Five people were injured and most of them were females. Some of the supporters also lost their phones in the process,” the eyewitness disclosed.
It was gathered that some of the hoodlums later fled the scene of the attack while the unlucky ones were overpowered and apprehended by the party supporters who took them to a nearby police station.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.
He said, “The incident was reported to the police around 6:30 pm. Three phones were stolen and one laptop damaged.”
Recall that The PUNCH reported that the Lagos police confirmed that no fewer than four persons were injured in an attack on supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Describing the attack on Obi’s supporters as “regrettable” the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the attack happened about 15km away from the rally venue, adding that the State Criminal Investigations Department would take over investigations towards apprehending and prosecuting the attackers.
The attack happened in the Ilasan area of Eti-Osa Local Government and the Jakande Ward Chairman of the Labour Party raised the alarm.