All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters protesting Thursday’s Supreme Court verdict that prevented its candidate, David Lyon from accessing the Government House have destroyed Douye Diri’s house in Yenagoa.
Diri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) became governor-elect by virtue of the Supreme Court judgment which sparked outrage among APC supporters who took to the streets early Friday morning in Yenagoa.
At Diri’s house along Imgbi Road, they shattered windows and broke the glasses of three cars that they saw at the residence.
The protest started from the APC state secretariat and the aggrieved crowd burned tyres on the Mbiama-Yenagoa Road, as the protesters overturned police traffic stands along the road. At Hospital Junction they pulled down drums of sand and dragged some across the road.
Radio Bayelsa also felt their wrath as the protesters destroyed some cars and looted some items from the place according to eyewitness account.
The state secretariat of the PDP along DSP Alamieyeseigha Way was also attacked by the angry protesters despite efforts of the Nigeria Police to ensure peace, law and order.
They also destroyed Azaiki Public Library on Imgbi Road owned by Steve Azaiki representing Yenagoa/Kolokuma/Opokuma Federal Constituency, where the protesters destroyed books and electronic gadgets inside and took away all the phones belonging to staff of the library.
A shopping mall owned by Yenagoa Local Government Council was not spared by the protesters who destroyed shots and looted some items.
Some shops were looted along the way, which prompted many shop owners to hurriedly close their stores just as schools and the popular Swali Ultra Modern Market were closed for fear of envisaged violent protest.