Awolowo glasses in Ikeja are missing after seven days that the Lagos government declared curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state
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 Awolowo 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 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’s statue before his glasses were looted
Awolowo’s statue after his glasses were looted