Home | News | General | LOOTING OUR HEROES PAST: Awolowo’s glasses stolen from statue in Lagos
Sanwo-Olu not telling the truth about Lekki shooting casualty – Fani-Kayode
VIDEO: Nigerian soldier arrested for hitting, threatening lady at ATM queue

LOOTING OUR HEROES PAST: Awolowo’s glasses stolen from statue in Lagos





Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing.


Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties.

 

Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found.

 

Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses.

 

Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, in September 2017, unveiled the 20-feet statue located on Obafemi Awolowo Way close to the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja.

 

Ambode had said the monument was erected to celebrate the legendary achievements and contributions of Awolowo to the development of the country.

 

Below are photos of the statue with and without the glasses.

Awolowo, in the 60s, before he died


Awolowo’s statue before his glasses were looted


Awolowo after his glasses was stolen





Click to signup for FREE news updates, latest information and hottest gists everyday

Advertise on NigerianEye.com to reach thousands of our daily users

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM: General Visit website



Loading...

view more articles

About Article Author

Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka
Chuka (Webby) Aniemeka

Chuka is an experienced certified web developer with an extensive background in computer science and 18+ years in web design &development. His previous experience ranges from redesigning existing website to solving complex technical problems with object-oriented programming. Very experienced with Microsoft SQL Server, PHP and advanced JavaScript. He loves to travel and watch movies.

View More Articles

100 Most Popular News

1 2 Displaying 1 - 100 of 102