#NigeriaDecides: Rapper Falz, others reportedly attacked by hoodlums at a polling unit in Lagos (Video)
Popular Nigerian singer and activist, Folarin Falana, better known as Falz, and some other voters were reportedly attacked by thugs at their polling unit in the Ikate-Elegushi, Lekki area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the rapper who was at the polling unit in Ikate to cast his vote was attacked and his phone stolen.
A Twitter user , identified as Director Bello, who confirmed this in a tweet on Saturday, disclosed that some political thugs stormed the polling unit to disrupt the process.
“Falz and other voters have just been attacked and his phone has been stolen at ikate lekkie, the ballot papers are being torn apart and scattered by the area boys there, they saw the support for Labour Party and couldn’t take it!! Emergency services needed right away!!! Update: Voters that live close by have gone back into their homes for safety, they are still seizing people’s phones.” Bello tweeted.
In another update, Bello wrote,
“Falz’s phone hasn’t been returned after being collected by these thugs. Current situation at ikate lekki, voters are being scared back to their homes, this cannot be condoned!! My friend just called me right now crying out of fear for these people, the security and police at ikate must intervene quickly please.”
However, Falz, in a post on his Instagram story moments ago, confirmed he’s fine and his phone has been returned, but he’s yet to vote.
“Thanks to everyone checking. I am fine. Got my phone back as well. Still waiting to vote.” He wrote.
FALZ and other voters have just been attacked and his phone has been stolen at ikate lekkie,
The ballot papers are being torn apart and scattered by the area boys there, they saw the support for Labour Party and couldn’t take it!!
Emergency services needed right away!!!
— Director. Bello (@Director_bello) February 25, 2023