Senator Teslim Folarin representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, counts his losses after hoodlums invaded and looted his home at the Oluyole Estate extension in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Saturday.
The lawmaker in a statement claimed that over 1,100 empowerment items such as motorcycles, deep freezers, generators, and grinding machines, among others were looted.
He said: “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, vulcanizing machines and many more.”