28 C
Lagos
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Subscribe to News360 Info by Email
Home News Metro Mob burns down Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Lagos Island

Mob burns down Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Lagos Island

Invest In Mutual Funds Like A Hero

Irate youths on Wednesday set ablaze the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, throwing stones at the house.

Sanwo-Olu had imposed a curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests. Soldiers were subsequently called in and eyewitnesses claimed seven persons, mostly youths, died in the attack.

Eyewitnesses told newsmen that one of the youths holding a jerry can of petrol was seen soaking the house in petrol but was quickly stopped by residents for fear that the fire could spread uncontrollably.

Moments after, however, the youths succeeded in burning down the house.

The eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “Around 7.45am, angry youths gathered around Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones and shattering glasses.

“One of the youths poured petrol on the building but was immediately prevented from setting it ablaze because the fire could spread and lead to loss of lives.

“However, the youths soon gathered again and burnt down the house. The fire is currently spreading but firefighters have arrived at the scene.”

It was learnt that policemen attached to the Adeniji Adele Police Station had raced to the scene in a bid to quell the violence.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Sacked Oshiomhole-led NWC drags party, INEC to court

A former National Vice Chairman and ex-acting chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, has asked the Federal High Court in...

ASUU agrees to call off 8-month old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Friday agreed to call off its eight months old strike. This...

Breaking: ASUU calls off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call of its eight-month old strike. Leaders of the union...

Kogi Poly Post-UTME test to hold Dec. 3

Kogi State Polytechnic has announced the date for its 2020 post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test. It will hold...

Recent Comments