My APC card couldn’t save me – Man laments bitterly after Lagos APC thugs brutalised him at his polling unit
A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and eligible vote has cried out online after he was attacked by thugs while trying to cast his vote in Lagos state.
The guy known as @Lion_Perseus on Twitter said that some thugs invaded his polling unit in Oba’s compound, Ijegun, Alimosho and chased away all voters who are not Yorubas.
According to him, the APC membership card he showed them could not save him as they still descended on him.
He said that he stood his ground and tried to fight them single-handed as others ran away but they inflicted injuries on him.
The APC member shared photo of his badly wounded head and noted that police officers were watching as he was being brutalised.
He, however, added that he was still able to vote after the violent exchange ended.
He wrote; “Yoruba men came to the PU at oba’s compound, Ijegun, Alimosho and chased all non Yorubas away. My APC membership card couldn’t save me. They messed up my head and leg. Men of NPF were watching the fight.
All my cards are always in my wallet. All the half-men scrammed. I stood my ground, fought, got injured, but still voted!”
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In other news, a Ugandan man, Peter Wakube, has been arrested for assaulting his wife who caught him having an affair with a secret lover.
The 34-year-old man admitted before the Makadara Law Court that he assaulted his wife, Aida Nekesa after she caught him in their matrimonial bed with another woman on Christmas Day.
Wakube is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a charge of assault against Nekesa in the Kosovo area in Mathare, Nairobi on 25th December 2022.
The prosecutor said his client, Nekesa, narrated how she returned from her work as a house help around 2 in the afternoon and found her husband, Wakube in the act with a woman.
She knocked several times without response so she forcibly broke into the house, and found the lovebirds in the amorous act.
The court heard that Wakube descended on Nekesa with punches and kicks, and also dragged her outside the house.
He continued beating his wife for interrupting his enjoyable moment, before neighbours intervened and rescued the complainant.
It was gathered that the wife sustained injuries on the face and abdomen. Neighbours accompanied her to Mathare police station to file a report before proceeding to a hospital.
Police officers were mobilised following the report and the accused, Wakube was consequently arrested at the house.
He pleaded for leniency before Principal Magistrate Agnes Mwangi claiming he is remorseful.
She ordered for the accused’s social inquiry report to be tabled before sentencing on 24 January, 2023.