Nollywood Actress, Chioma Akpotha has relayed her near death experience in the hands of political thugs today in Lagos when trying to cast her vote.
The beautiful actress who was at the polling unit when the incident occurred made this known in a video on her Instagram page.
Akpotha sits in the backseat of a moving Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with another lady, as she gives a live-streamed narration of the events that just occurred, supposedly a short distance from Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah.
She said the thugs destroyed her side mirror and she ran for her life.
“They destroyed my side mirror, I don’t even know the extent of the damage but they were with knives.
“I ran for my life. What happened to the free and fair election they promised us? Nothing is free and fair.”
According to her, after being accredited to vote, she brought out her phone. But as soon as she did, some unidentified individuals pulled out knives and bottles to attack her.
“They destroyed my side mirrors, hit my car. I don’t even know the extent of the damage to the car, but I just ran out for my life because they were bringing out knives; they wanted to stab me. Thank God I came with some people to help me,” she says.
The video shows her vehicle pulling up to a van with the inscription ‘OP MESA’ parked by the roadside manned by uniformed military officers.
After reporting the situation to them, the officers attempt to calm her down, assuring her that troops had been deployed to get the situation under the control.
The actress however tells her followers that she would not be returning to complete the exercise.