The senator representing Oyo central senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate, Teslim Folarin has recounted how his Ibadan residence was looted by hoodlums.
The senator revealed that the looters only succeeded because his dogs were caged when a mob stormed his residence on Saturday.
The #EndSARS protests nationwide have gotten out of hand, with looters and hoodlums taken advantage of the crisis tension from the protests.
Reports emanated how Mr. Folarin’s Ibadan residence was bungled and looted by suspected mobs.
But while speaking with veteran journalist and publisher of Ovation magazine, Dele Momodu, Mr. Folarin said he got no help from security agencies.
“I got a call that some hoodlums were trying to break into my house. I was totally surprised because it is a gated residence. I also have dogs there who were unfortunately caged at the time,” he told Momodu via Instagram Live
And so, the first thing we did was to put a call through to the police but the police were not interested. They said if they come to the residence and someone gets killed, they would run into trouble again and so they didn’t come.
“So, we didn’t get help from anybody. They overpowered my security guard, stormed the premises and what I suspect is that a lot of people were going about their business but when they saw people grabbing motorcycles, grabbing generators and all sorts, some just went in and grabbed also and left.”
They were just in a rush. I wanted to give it to them. I do it every time. You would recall that I did the same during the COVID-19 pandemic when I got friends to donate trailers of rice because I don’t have that sort of money but I have friends who can help,” he said.
“It was meant to be for empowerment of people because we know how difficult things are. The whole idea was to help people out but unfortunately, they were in a hurry and broke in and took everything. Very unfortunate!”