A group of angry youths on Wednesday morning gathered around the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, Lagos Island, throwing stones at the house and eventually setting it on fire.
Sanwo-Olu had imposed a curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests. Soldiers who were subsequently called in opened fire on unarmed protesters, leading to the deaths of at least ten persons, mostly youths.
An eyewitness said that one of the youths with 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.
He 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.”
It was learnt that policemen attached to the Adeniji Adele Police Station raced to the scene in a bid to quell the violence.
However, the angry mob succeeded in setting the house on fire. See video from the scene.