Protesters invades Ogun State Local Government Secretariat, Carts mace away




The protest going on in Ogun state has taken a different turn as violent protesters invaded Sagamu Local Government Secretariat who carted away the mace of the council’s legislative house.


Earlier, two banks were burnt down during the protest which began on Monday morning February 20, over the naira scarcity issue in the country.


Kayode Segun-Okeowo, a youth leader in the area has already condemned the development and further alleged that it is a “motivated destruction”.

He said;

“This is not a protest. I’m a comrade and understand the ABC of protest. It’s motivated to cause destruction.

“Those behind this must be stopped.”

Punch reported that the protesters later moved towards the council secretariat, invaded offices and took away with the mace. They broke down windows and doors  at the secretariat


The council chairman, Afolabi Odulate who confirmed theft of the mace said;

“Yes, they did invade the secretariat. No one was attacked. We had moved workers away before they arrived here.

“They stole the mace. Yes, they did.”

Odulate said everything is back to normal as police and soldiers had taken over the community.


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