MATTHEW DIKE

Security men monitoring the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos State were on Saturday stunned when two male minors were arrested with ballot papers stuffed in a bag.

LEADERSHIP gathered that the detectives saw the boys and accosted them. When a search was conducted on them, so many thumb- printed ballot papers were found in it.

The duo were said to have been brought to Area C, Surulere police command headquarters.

An inspector on duty at the command who spoke under the condition of anonymity said the case had been transferred immediately to the state Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba.

In a similar development, not fewer than two person were arrested in Ajegunle area for allegedly being in possession of thumb- printed ballot papers before election was held on Saturday.

A police detective attached to Ajegunle police station who also spoke under the condition of anonymity disclosed that the ballot papers were over 100.

In another development, some hoodlums who wanted to go on rampage in protest of the defeat of the APC candidate for the House of Assembly election, Ladi Balogun, were stopped by soldiers of the Nigerian Army.

Balogun was said to have shed tears profusely when he realized that he failed in the election while his opponent. Olatunji Oluwa won on PDP platform.

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