Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun says the government will go after those involved in the destruction of public and private properties, during a protest hijacked by hoodlums in Sagamu on Monday.
Governor Abiodun, who described the incident as shocking, after an on-the-spot assessment of the area and the buildings affected, stated that such had never happened in the history of the town.
The State helmsman said it was obvious that some elements were determined to unleash mayhem, in order to cause voters apathy in the forthcoming general elections, noting that despite the violence that broke out in the country as a result of the ‘Endsars’ protest two years ago, the State was relatively peaceful, and did not record any destructive protest or violence.
According to him, “I am here to have an on-the-spot assessment of what happened concerning the protest that rocked Sagamu yesterday. I have visited the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Local Government secretariat and I am here at Akarigbo road to see the banks.
“What I have seen here breaks my heart. I am speechless. It was supposed to be a protest but turned to violence. The IBEDC Office and the Local Government secretariat were vandalised with properties worth millions of naira destroyed. At the banks, hoodlums attempted to take away computers and cash’’.
The Governor appealed to the people to go about their normal businesses peacefully, as adequate security would be provided by the law enforcement agencies, assuring that the government would support those who were affected.
Prince Abiodun was accompanied by the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, Brigade Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala Abeokuta, Commissioner of Police, Chiefs, members of the State Executive Council, among others.