UPDATE: Angry mob burns down Sanwo-Olu’s family home on Lagos Island
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 because of the #EndSARS protests.
They subsequently called soldiers in and eyewitnesses claimed seven persons, mostly youths, died in the attack.
Eyewitnesses said one youth holding a jerrycan of petrol 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 burned down the house.
The eyewitness who wished to remain anonymous, said,
“Around 7.45 am, angry youths gathered around Sanwo-Olu’s family home
on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones and shattering glasses.
“One youth 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.”
We learned that police officers attached to the Adeniji Adele Police Station had raced to the scene in a bid to quell the violence.
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