Men of the Oyo State joint security task force, popularly known as Operation Burst, have arrested seven persons in connection with invasion and looting of empowerment materials worth over N200 million at the Oluyole Estate residence of Sen. Teslim Folarin.
Recall that the Ibadan residence of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Contents and lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District was attacked on Saturday by hoodlums, looting of properties worth millions.
It was gathered that residents around the senator’s house alerted officers of the security operatives who carried out the operation.
It was also gathered that most of the equipment had been looted before the arrival of the security men while seven of the looters identified by the residents were arrested at the scene.
The lawmaker’s elder brother, Mr. Yinka Folarin, who spoke with journalists, stated that the materials were meant for 11 Local Government Areas that constitute Oyo Central Senatorial District.
He further added that the empowerment programme was postponed due to the state of the nation and has been scheduled for November 6, before the unfortunate incident.