Senator Teslim Folarin, representing Oyo Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has lamented that over 350 motorcycles, 400 deep freezers, 350 generators, grinding machines, sewing machines, hairdressing and barbing salon materials, vulcanising machines and many more were looted by those he described as “coordinated Hoodlums in his home at yesterday, October 24.
In a statement, the Senator said that the items looted, when the youths attacked his house at the Oluyole Estate extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, were for empowerment. He said that the invasion of his house was evil, barbaric and unfortunate.
He insisted that the invaders and looters were not the same youths protesting against police brutality and an end to operation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, “but coordinated hoodlums.”
He described the incident as pure daylight robbery, adding that the attackers broke down doors to rooms in the house to steal valuable assets.
“The actions of the hoodlums are condemnable, and it is very disheartening that some bad elements in our society are hiding under the guise of #ENDSARS protests to loot and disrupt peaceful atmosphere in Nigeria,” he said.
“I thank God we did not record any fatality, despite the violent invasion of my Oluyole house, looting of materials and vandalisation therein.
“For the sake of clarification, I have just formally taken receipt of the empowerment materials from a federal agency coordinating constituency projects for federal lawmakers.
“Also, I used my personal money to procure additional materials. I took stock of the materials ahead of a mega empowerment programme scheduled to hold in November 2020.
“Looted materials included over 350 motorcycles, 400 deep freezers, 350 generators, grinding machines, sewing machines, hairdressing and barbing salon materials, vulcanising machines and many more.”