“Thugs” attack Arise News crew at Oba Elegushi’s palace


Arise News crew covering the ongoing Governorship and House of Assembly election was on Saturday attacked in front of the palace of Oba Elegushi, the television station has said.

The equipment of the crew members, including cameras, microphones camera stands were also seized by the attackers.

The crew members were brutalised and left with various degrees of injuries.

Recall that the traditional ruler of the Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom, Saheed Ademola (Kusenla III), declared a three-day Oro rite on non-indigenes and women from midnight to 5:30 a.m., including on Saturday’s governorship and state assembly election day.

In a memo issued to the residents of Ikate-Elegushi, the monarch announced that there would be a restriction of movement to perform the Oro rite in the community from Wednesday to Saturday, the day of the election.

Residents of the community alleged there was a political motive for the curfew, which would further disenfranchise women and non-indigenes from voting on election day.

Others complained that it would paralyse commercial activities in the community. (With TheNiche report)

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