An electorate in Ogboji polling unit 10 in Ogboji ward in Ezza North local government area of Ebonyi State, Oko Sampson Nweke, has stated how his brother, Peter Nweke was allegedly beaten to a coma by armed political thugs.
According to him, his brother was attacked by the political thugs who invaded the polling booth to disrupt the ongoing election.
He said the thugs invaded the polling booth with two motorcycles, armed with AK-47 rifles.
“Armed political thugs with AK-47 riffles invaded my pooling unit 10, Ogboji ward, Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State. They came in two carter motorcycles.
“One of them surrendered me with AK-47 at a very close range while others thugs pursued other people in the bush. How I managed to find myself outside the polling centre remains mysterious to me. I was almost a dead person today.
“They beat my brother, Mr Nweke Peter JP to coma. He is being rushed to hospital according to reports from those still around there.
“The hoodlums were also said to have set ablaze all the electoral materials in the three booths in Ndiagu Ogboji, booths 009, 010 and 011,” he said.
The 2023 elections was widely marred by electoral violence, voter suppression and thuggery.
Despite INEC’s assurances of a free and fair election, the polls fell short of that promise