Police officer, one other shot during assembly poll in Ondo

By Joseph Chukwu
March 18, 2023, 7:33 p.m.


Two persons were shot during the House of Assembly election in Ondo State.

The two victims were identified as a policeman and a resident of Idanre community.

The incident occurred at Idanre, headquarters of Idanre Local Government Area of the state.

According to sources, the gunshot was fired by a suspected hoodlum.

The Telegraph learnt the suspect did not target the victims, therefore making them casualties of stray bullets.

The security operative and the other victim were rushed to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

Confirming the incident, Ondo State Police Command spokesperson, SP Olufumilayo Odunlami, said the suspect has been arrested.

According to her, a pump-action rifle and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspect.

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