Looting: How Young Man Was Killed During Covid-19 Palliative Attack On Tuns Farm Warehouse, Management Reacts

A young man, Mr Abdul-Rasheed Olawale who is the personal assistant to the General Manager of Tuns Farm has been killed during the attack on the farm by hoodlums in search of COVID-19 palliatives in Osun state

The General Manager of Tuns Farm, Taofeek Badmus, in a reaction to the sad event said Olawale died as a result of gunshot wound.

He added that he young vibrant worker was targeted because the attackers had suspected that he could identify most of the looters.

“I regretfully inform that during the chaos my personal assistant Mr Abdul-Rasheed Olawale a young, vibrant, dedicated, and intelligent member of my team died as a result of a gun shot wound, he was mainly attacked due to what we suspect that he could identify most of the looters and their instigators (we pray that the soul of the departed rest in peace),” Badmus said.

The General Manager stated that other staff of the farm were also attacked, severely beaten and injured by the looters.

Narrating how the attack unfolded on Saturday, Badmus said on the arrival of the hoodlums, they were told that there were no Covid-19 pallialtive stored in the farm’s warehouses rather they only had some mosquitoes net stored by the Ministry of Health Osun which were being shared across the state.

“The situation took another dimension when they started to break into our other facilities which were our Biscuit production unit, Bakery and Further Processing Units, and our Bottled water facility where they carted away with our raw materials, finished products, gadgets, machines and valuable assets of the company,” He stated.

Speaking on the losses incurred by the farm, Badmus said ‘while we are yet to ascertain the final value of our losses and damages on the facilities as a whole, we had in stock over N150 million worth of finished goods & raw materials not taking into consideration damages of our machineries & equipment which were carted away, damages to building and other infrastructures are yet to be ascertained’.

“We further wish to reemphasize that no Government palliatives or COVID-19 relief materials were stored at our facilities as all damages, looting and vandalism were properties of Tuns International Holdings,” Badmus noted

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