Falz, the rapper, has recovered his phone after thugs allegedly stole it during the presidential elections.
Earlier in the day, there were reports on social media claiming Falz and other voters were attacked at their polling units in Ikate, Lekki, and their phones seized.
Falz and other voters attacked at Ikate, Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos by political thugs.Advertisement
Voting process disrupted at Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. Phones stolen, smashed.#NigeriaElections2023 #SOSREX
— Rinu Oduala 🔥🔫 (@SavvyRinu) February 25, 2023
Ikate Elegushi pic.twitter.com/QwVRPWj2kz
— Pamilerin Adegoke (@UnclePamilerin) February 25, 2023
The report alleged that ballot papers were scattered and torn apart by thugs in the area.
“FALZ and other voters have just been attacked and his phone has been stolen at Ikate Lekki,” a Twitter user wrote.
FALZ and other voters have just been attacked and his phone has been stolen at ikate lekkie,
The ballot papers are being torn apart and scattered by the area boys there, they saw the support for Labour Party and couldn’t take it!!
Emergency services needed right away!!!Advertisement
— Director. Bello (@Director_bello) February 25, 2023
“The ballot papers are being torn apart and scattered by the area boys there, they saw the support for Labour Party and couldn’t take it!!
“Emergency services needed right away!!! Update: Voters that live close by have gone back into their homes for safety, they are still seizing people’s phones.”
But in a post on Instastory, the rapper confirmed that he has recovered his phone. He, however, did not give details about the attack.
Falz also said he is fine while thanking fans for their concerns.
“Thanks to everyone checking. I’m fine, got my phone back as well! Still waiting to vote,” he said.
The presidential election commenced with a total of 18 candidates contesting for Nigeria’s highest office.
Millions of Nigerians have taken to their polling units to vote in favour of their preferred candidates with celebrities also not left out of the phenomenon.
Out of the 18 presidential candidates, four are leading the race for the election.
They include Bola Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
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