Pandemonium erupted on Saturday at Ayetoro ward 1 unit 004, the polling unit of Dino Melaye, a former federal lawmaker, after gunmen suspected to be political thugs engaged in heavy shooting and stole the ballot box at the voting centre.
The incident was said to have occurred about an hour after Melaye voted.
Asides the Kogi State governorship election, a re-run election for the Kogi West senatorial district is also ongoing, with Melaye as the candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.
It was leant that the suspected thugs stormed the polling unit in two Hilux vans and a Honda Civic car, shooting indiscriminately into the air and carted away the ballot box.
Despite efforts by some boys in the community to chase the vehicles, the hoodlums successfully left with the box.