CITIZENS COMPASS– POPULAR Nollywood actress, Chioma Akpotha, has narrated how she was attacked at a polling unit by some armed things at a short distance from Victoria Garden City (VGC) in Ajah area of Lagos State.
Chioma said the attack occured on Saturday, March 18, 2023 immediately after she was accredited for the Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
The actress said for safety, she has to flee the polling unit as her attackers were armed with knives, broken bottles and other dangerous items.
The actress captured the incident with a live streaming on her Instagram page to inform her supporters.
Akpotha sits in the backseat of a moving Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with a few another lady, as she gives a live-streamed narration of the events that just occurred, supposedly a short distance from Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah.
According to her, after being accredited to vote, she brought out her phone. But as soon as she did, some unidentified individuals pulled out knives and bottles to attack her.
“They destroyed my side mirrors, hit my car. I don’t even know the extent of the damage to the car, but I just ran out for my life because they were bringing out knives; they wanted to stab me. Thank God I came with some people to help me,” she says.
The video captured her vehicle pulling up to a van with the inscription ‘OP MESA’ parked by the roadside manned by uniformed military officers.
After reporting the situation to them, the officers attempt to calm her down, assuring her that troops had been deployed to get the situation under the control.
The actress however tells her followers that she would not be returning to complete the exercise.
The video revealed many voters at the entrance of a polling unit with some suspected hoodlums hovering around thereby intimidating voters from.accessimg the venue.
It was gathered that security operatives were stationed far away from polling centers while suspected thugs operate freely especially in areas where opposition parties seem to be gaining upper hands.