The house of Senator Shaaba Lafiagi, representing Kwara North senatorial district was on Friday burnt down by angry youths, over his refusal to heed their advice not to cross pavement constructed by the community.
Shaaba who was Kwara state governor between 1992 and 1993, was appealed to by the Lafiagi town to assist in constructing a major pavement that link the community to the city but the senator refused to carry out the project.
According to source, the pavement is one of the major project that touchs lives of the community, but on his refusal to assist, the project was constructed by the community with their house to house donations.
But as the local government elections drew near, the senator was warned not to come to Lafiagi as he would not be allowed to ply the pavement constructed by the community from their purse, saying that he could not stand to benefit from project he turned a blind eyes to when he was pleaded to assist on.
Daring the community youths, Senator Shaaba, who is also a Lafiagi prince, arrived community border on Friday with resistance from angry youths who refused his entrance into the community.
The senator then called on police to scare the irate youths who vented their grieviance, but the police reportedly told Shaaba that the issue is an internal strife, as such they could not meddle with it and advised to settle it amicably.
The former governor later called on soldiers to remove the youths from stopping his entrance, but they further resisted resulting to serious clash with three of youths shot dead by the soldiers.
Report gathered by FELLOW PRESS said the angry youths proceeded immediately that Friday night to the senator’s residence and set it on fire. All this happened on the eve of the local government elections.