Political Thugs Harass Pulse Nigeria Media Crew

Ms Ima Elijah
Pulse Senior News Reporter

A crew of Pulse Nigeria, an online news medium, which covered the March 18, 2023 governorship and the house of assembly elections in Ikeja areas of Lagos state were harassed by political thugs who did not want the medium to capture alleged vote buying at a polling unit in Anifowose area.

Pulse Senior News Reporter, Ms Ima Elijah, acting on a tip-off by an eye witness about the incident of vote buying led the Pulse media team to the polling unit to verify the claim.

When the crew got to the polling unit, however, she and other members of the Pulse media crew were harassed by a group of thugs who insisted that the voting process in the area should not be captured live or recorded.

Although the Pulse media crew members showed their INEC Media accreditation tags, the thugs nevertheless insisted that they leave.

At one point, one of the thugs attempted to snatch Ima’s phone in an effort to stop her from recording events at the polling unit.

When efforts to reason with the thugs proved abortive, the Pulse media team left the polling unit in order to avoid physical harm and damage to its equipment.