Fear grips politicians, wealthy Nigerians over unabated looting

Posted by News Express | 26 October 2020 | 784 times

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 As wanton destruction and looting of public and private property by hoodlums continued unabated across the country, politicians, senior government officials, and party chieftains are reportedly running helter-skelter to avoid being victims of the rampaging mobs, Daily Independent has gathered.

Our correspondent gathered that some wealthy Nigerians are becoming increasingly alarmed by the growing lawlessness which was a direct aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests.

The crisis, which was a fall-out of the anger that trailed the shooting of some #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, took a frightening dimension when hungry and angry Nigerians started turning their attention from government property towards the assets of the rich in their states.

One of the first victims of the unrestricted looting was Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos.

Despite the presence of soldiers, hoodlums ransacked the palace of the monarch, stripped everything bare, and went away with his staff of office.

The monarch was also ferried to safety by soldiers when the hoodlums attempted to burn down the palace.

The rampaging mob later went to the residence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), at Bourdillon, in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.

Initially, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was said to have fled to France but he denied the claim during a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Saturday.

Other politicians who have suffered similar fate are serving and former federal lawmakers from Cross River State, including Senators Victor Ndoma-Egba and Gershom Bassey.

Senator Teslim Folarin, lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, equally suffered huge losses when a large crowd of people broke into his Ibadan residence and looted it completely.

The residence of Sanai Agunbiade, the majority leader of the Lagos State House of Assembly, was not spared as it was stripped bare while the hoodlums made away with his vital documents.

Our correspondent gathered that attempts by some state governors to make use of soldiers was futile as they were overwhelmed by the angry mob.  (Daily Independent)

Source: News Express

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