Angry residents of Ede in Ede North Local Government Area of Osun State, on Friday, broke into a warehouse and carted away COVID-19 Palliatives.
The raw food item comprising beans, noodles, sugar, salt, garri, rice, pastas among others, were allegedly meant to be distributed to the masses during the heat of COVID-19 pandemic.
The food items were packed inside large bags with COVID-19 palliative boldly inscribed on them.
It was gathered that the residents stormed the warehouse located within the moribund Cocoa Ceramic Industry, Ede, and carted away foodstuffs in the warehouse from Friday morning.
In a video footage of the incident that has circulated online, people were seeing carrying packs of noodles and bags of rice out of the premises.
Speaking to reporters, a resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said:
We thank God for this discovery. Could you imagine these politicians hiding these food items meant for distribution to the poor masses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Ede North State Constituency, Kofoworola Babajide, confirmed the incident.
Another COVID19 palliatives warehouse discovered in Ede, Osun State.
We are being led by crazy demons.pic.twitter.com/VZYSXwlMjE
— Ayemojubar 👠 (@ayemojubar) October 23, 2020
They broke the warehouse before military men got there.
This development is coming exactly 24 hours after suspected hoodlums, on Thursday, October 22, attacked a warehouse at Mazamaza community in Oriade Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, and carted away COVID-19 palliatives discovered in it.
The food items, which were labelled ‘CACOVID, NOT FOR SALE,’ include bags of rice, macaroni, spaghetti, salt, garri, sugar, and cartons of noodles.
According to a resident, after the hoodlums gained entrance into the warehouse, they looted the palliatives and then called on residents to help themselves.