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Thugs Shot 41-year-old Mother of 3 Dead: Election.



Thugs Shot 41-year-old Mother of 3 Dead: Election.

Thugs Shot 41-year-old Mother of 3 Dead: Election.

Elizabeth Arigo Owie was shot in the chest by suspected political thugs during the February 25 presidential election in Edo State, Nigeria.

A 41-year-old mother of three, Mrs Owie, died after being hit in the chest by supposed political

hoodlums who raided their polling unit on February 25, 2023, in Ogheghe community, Ikpoba

Okha Local Government Area of Edo State.


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The Executive Director of a civil society organisation known as the Rule of Law and Accountability

Advocacy Centre, Okechukwu Nwanguma, revealed this. According to our correspondent, “Elizabeth

was hit by bullet shots released by political thugs at the Ogheghe community in Benin City.


Thugs Shot 41-year-old Mother of 3 Dead: Election.

“Her brother-in-law, who informed us about her killing, is ‘still trying to get her polling unit
name and code’. “He reported that INEC officials and materials arrived late at her polling unit.

Thugs Shot 41-year-old Mother of 3 Dead: Election.

“She posted about the election at about 7:28 pm while the counting was happening. “Suddenly,

some armed men drove in, exited their car, and opened fire. She was hit on her chest and died


The attack on the polling unit where Owie was killed happened moments after another woman,

Efidi Bina Jennifer was attacked and stabbed by political thugs at her polling unit while voting

at a Surulere, Lagos State local government. Jennifer, who has become a symbol and representation

of violent election and determination for a change of government, returned to cast her vote after

receiving first aid from a nearby clinic.



Owie’s brother, Ejike Michael, who spoke with our reporter, revealed that reports from eyewitness

accounts at the deceased’s polling unit maintained some people were shot and sustained injuries.

Michael said further information told that besides Owie, two other persons died from gunshots,

while another victim is in the hospital battling to live.

Thugs Shot 41-year-old Mother of 3 Dead: Election.

His words: “She was shot at her polling unit last night. “According to reports we got, INEC came

to the polling unit late, at about 6pm. “They voted, and soon officials started counting the votes.

“At a point, it became clear that Labour Party was leading, and she, among others, started rejoicing.


Thugs Shot Elizabeth Arigo Owie on election day.

“Suddenly, some men drove into the place and opened fire. “They shot at people and escaped.

“She was not the only person shot. “We heard about three people died, while another person is

in the hospital.”

Asked if the shooting and death had been reported to the Police and if the Police had made any

arrests, Michael said: “It happened around 8pm, and her last post on Facebook was around 7:28pm,

while they were counting, and she was jumping up.


“I’m in Lagos, and we have been trying to reach her husband to know how far. “But he has been

distraught! “He has not been himself since the incident. “It is family members that had been going

to their house to assist with things. “The children are just too young. “They have three children, the

oldest being just seven years old.”

Thugs Shot 41-year-old Mother of 3 Dead: Election.

Michael said he was shocked that such serious shootings and killings were not reported anywhere,

especially by the Independent National Electoral Commission officials. But, he added: “They just

want to sweep everything under the carpet. “They are covering up too many things.


INEC Has failed Nigerians again

“If it’s not a planned work, will INEC waste time reporting such an incident or coming to the

polling units late? “How can INEC bring materials in the night? “They’ll be given materials to head

to polling units, but they’ll stop over somewhere to frustrate voters into leaving their polling units

in anger and frustration. “That’s their game plan.


“I wished Elizabeth had left with other angry voters. “What these guys do is have an informant

at these polling units, who gives a signal immediately they noticed who is leading. At that particular

polling unit, there was a massive crowd there.

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