Three persons including a policewoman have been killed by the political thugs in the House of Assembly by-election for Ekiti East Constituency 1 in Ekiti State on Saturday
The election was marred by violence as political thugs unleashed mayhem on voters and security agents.
The seat became vacant following the death of Juwa Adegbuyi in February who represented the constituency.
The thugs, it was gathered were allegedly sponsored by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Five persons are currently receiving treatment from a private hospital.
The shootings happened three hours into the poll at Ward 7, Unit 7 of the Senator representing Ekiti South, Biodun Olujimi.