A Police officer simply identified as Inspector Peter was reportedly shot on Sunday when some suspected political thugs attacked officials of Independent National Electoral Commission at a collation centre in Yewa – North Local Government Area of Ogun State .
Our correspondent gathered that the incident , which occurred around 10 a . m on Sunday, also left others wounded during the attack
Further findings showed that the hoodlums had laid an ambush at the college, awaiting the arrival of the INEC officials who were in possession of the results and other materials .
The materials in the possession of the INEC officials reportedly included the already thumb – printed ballot papers for the governorship and state House of Assembly elections held in the area .
But as the INEC officials started announcing the results , the hoodlums , who were fully armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, allegedly swooped on them from their hideout .
The hoodlums were said to have started shooting directly at the INEC officials , some party agents and the security men present .
Inspector Peter was hit by the bullets fired by the hoodlums and he fell down .
The hoodlums were, however , chased by men of the Nigerian Army who also retrieved the ballot boxes and materials snatched .
When contacted, the state ’ s Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi , confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital .
Oyeyemi , however , declined comments on the number of arrests made so far in connection with the attack .