Multiple online media platforms have claimed that a group of hoodlums destabilised the voting process in Osogbo, Osun state on March 18, 2023,
The posts claimed that the hoodlums attacked the Ataoja Ward 5 polling units 10 and 11 polling unit while voting was ongoing and started shooting sporadically, chasing away INEC officials and voters.
Verification: The CDD War Room checked this claim and found it to be true. Credible news agencies have confirmed the attack in a report they published on March 18, 2023.
According to them, “the hoodlums did not cart away with the ballot box but they disrupted the process and forced both officials and electorates from the two units which are closed to one another.”
Verdict: The claim that hoodlums chased INEC officials in Osogbo is true. Credible media agencies confirmed the incident on March 18, 2023.
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