Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Soldiers Detain Restriction Defaulters In Osun

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Soldiers deployed to maintain a restriction order in Osun State due to the ongoing elections, have arrested and detained defaulters.


Recall that the Osun State government had on Friday imposed a restriction from midnight till 6:00 pm on Saturday.

However, many residents who claimed to be voters were detained around the State House of Assembly along Osogbo-Gbongan road. Most of those detained have claimed to be voters and were trying to access their polling units as early as 5:00 am.

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Pastor James Akanmu revealed that he had been detained at the area since 5:00 am while others were detained at about 6:00 am.

“We are going to our polling units in the state capital from Owode-Ede, an outskirt of the capital and we were detained here. We cannot walk to the units, the places are far from our residences”, he said.

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However, the leader of the military team said whoever wants to go and vote is free to do so but without their vehicles.

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“They can walk to their units vote, come back and pick up their vehicles later in the day. We did not detain them, we are here to enforce the law”, the military officer.


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