Political thugs stormed the venue of the tribunal with canes, otherwise known as pankere, attacking percieved opponents while police officers and other security agents watched.
Peoples Democratic Party supportes have been flogged at the premises of the Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta on Monday.
This is as the Tribunal on Monday, commenced hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, against Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to DAILY POST, political thugs stormed the venue of the tribunal with canes, otherwise known as pankere, attacking percieved opponents while police officers and other security agents watched.
Although the road leading to the court was barricaded at both ends by the police, it did not prevent the hoodlums from attacking their targets.
As the political thugs roamed about with canes in their hands, the police made no attempt to arrest or stop them from causing chaos.
A policeman said, “there is nothing we can do, we can’t arrest them. Everything about Ogun is always different.”
A PDP member, who was attacked by the thugs, said he lost his phone, money and other valuables in his possession while being beaten.
As of the time of filing this report, members of the PDP have fled the court premises to avoid further attacks.
DAILY POST reports that attacking opposition members at the tribunal has now become a dangerous trend in Ogun after every election.