Seven arrested for invasion of Senator Folarin’s house in Ibadan (plus photo)

Men of the Oyo State joint security task force, Operation Burst, have arrested seven people in connection with invasion and carting away of empowerment materials worth N200 million at the residence of Senator Teslim Folarin.
Some residents of the area had reportedly alerted officers of the security outfit to the development.
They moved to the scene to stop further looting and plundering.

Most of the equipment had been looted before the security men got to the house.Seven of the the looters, identified by the residents,  were arrested in situ.

The lawmaker’s elder brother, Mr Yinka Folarin, who spoke with journalists, confirmed the development.

He said the equipment carted away were empowerment materials  meant for 11 local government areas that constituted Oyo central senatorial district.

He explained that the empowerment programme was shifted due to the state of the nation.

According to him the distribution of the materials  had been scheduled for November 6th before the unfortunate incident. (With additional reports from Oyo Insight)

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