Armed police officers in Owo, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, have barricaded major roads in the town, and arbitrarily restricted the movement of both electoral officials, health officials, among others.
Some of the officers said two unnamed commissioners from the force headquarters in Abuja just arrived the town and ordered them to ”cause confusion” by blocking all forms of movement.
At a junction linking Iyere community to Ipele town in Owo local government, scores of motorcycles, and cars were grounded by the officers.
The situation is the same on the roads leading to Ijebu Owo, where the home of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is located, and the polling unit where he voted.
An accredited observer with YIAGA Africa Initiative, Oluwaseun Adekola, who was monitoring the election in the local government, was arrested alongside the motorcyclist conveying him.
He was, however, released but the motorcyclist was still being held as of the time of filing this report.