Family members of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu have reportedly fled their residence at Omididun Street, Lagos Island, early before 7.45am, when irate youths storm the building and burn it down on Wednesday morning.
Eyewitness report says the youths who began with throwing stones at the house before wet it with petrol, later succeeded in burning down the building said to be the family house of Governor Sanwo-Olu.
A youth who held 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.
Sanwo-Olu had imposed a curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests. Soldiers were subsequently called in which led to the deaths of at least seven persons, mostly youths.