Hoodlum loots, burns down Lagos court, wears judge’s robe


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The Igbosere High Court, Lagos Island in Lagos State was today torched by hoodlums.

The hoodlums however looted computers, printers, files, fans, air conditioners and other items from the court complex before setting it ablaze.

A video circulating showed one of the hoodlums, who was wielding a cutlass, wearing a judge’s robe and wig.

The assailants fled after setting the property on fire.

There has been unrest in Lagos since hoodlums in the guise of EndSARS protesters began to attack law enforcement agents and vandalise public institutions.

The situation got worse on Wednesday after dozens of peaceful protesters were killed or injured by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

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Like the court, other public properties were ransacked on Wednesday on Lagos Island.

The palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, was looted by thugs who reportedly carted away the traditional ruler’s staff of office.

Also, the office of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) was set ablaze.

Similarly, the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was torched earlier in the day.

The governor has continued to appeal for calm, promising a full-scale investigation into the Lekki Toll Gate incident which appears to have exacerbated tensions.

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