Teslim Folarin, lawmaker representing Oyo central senatorial district, has noted that the mob who attacked his Ibadan residence and carted away many items, were only able to do so, because his dogs were caged.
Recall over 350 motorcycles, 400 freezers, 350 generators were stolen from the senators house on Saturday.
The senator had claimed that the items were meant for the empowerment of his constituents.
In a chat with Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation, on Sunday, Folarin expressed surprise over the attack.
“I got a call that some hoodlums were trying to break into my house. I was totally surprised because it is a gated residence. I also have dogs there who were unfortunately caged at the time,” he told Momodu via Instagram Live.
“And so, the first thing we did was to put a call through to the police but the police were not interested. They said if they come to the residence and someone gets killed, they would run into trouble again and so they didn’t come.
“So, we didn’t get help from anybody. They overpowered my security guard, stormed the premises and what I suspect is that a lot of people were going about their business but when they saw people grabbing motorcycles, grabbing generators and all sorts, some just went in and grabbed also and left.”
He said he was planning to distribute the items to the same people who looted his house.
“They were just in a rush. I wanted to give it to them. I do it every time. You would recall that I did the same during the COVID-19 pandemic when I got friends to donate trailers of rice because I don’t have that sort of money but I have friends who can help,” he said.
“It was meant to be for empowerment of people because we know how difficult things are. The whole idea was to help people out but unfortunately, they were in a hurry and broke in and took everything. Very unfortunate!”