Mob Burns Down Sanwo-Olu’s Family Home On Lagos Island (Videos/Photos)


Angry mob have on Wednesday, October 21 set ablaze the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, Lagos Island.

It would be recalled that Sanwo-Olu imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests.

Soldiers were subsequently called in and eyewitnesses stated that over seven persons, mostly youths, died in the attack.

Eyewitnesses expressed 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.

Policemen were however caught on camera shooting directly at people following the imposed curfew in Lagos State.

It is unclear, as at the time of filing this report, if there are any casualties from the shooting.

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