Pandemonium In Ogun As Protesting Youths Vandalise Bank Over Naira, Fuel Scarcity


Residents, particularly the youths of Abeokuta metropolis, the capital city of Ogun State, on Tuesday, took to the streets in protest over non-availability of the newly redesigned Naira notes as well as petrol, which has paralysed every aspect of life across the State.

The protesters, who lamented the pains and agonies they were passing through, vandalised the Sapon Branch of the First Bank Plc in Abeokuta to vent their anger.

The protesters also made bonfires with disused tyres on major streets of the State capital, particularly in Aladesanmi, Fajol and Somorin in Obantoko area of Abeokuta, where they were also chanting anti-government songs.

The protesters, however, did not touch any passer-by or motorists, whom they described as part of the suffering members of the public.

When contacted, the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the protest, but added that the situation was under control.

Oyeyemi, who maintained that the State Police Command was still studying the situation, further disclosed that the protest was a simultaneous one across the State and that it would be too hasty to comment on the situation.

The PPRO also denied that Police bullet killed any of the protesters anywhere in the State.

However, a viral video shows a resident in pains after being shot on the hand and was being attended to by good samaritans in the ensuing pandemonium.