At about 8am Saturday 24th October, 2020, hoodlums invaded our facility at Tuns International Holdings Limited at Km9 Ikirun Road, Osogbo Osun State while we were having our daily business activities as usual.
Report have it that they came in search of palliatives and COVID-19 relief materials in our warehouses.
On their arrival, we made efforts to let them know that there was no Covid-19 pallialtive stored at our warehouses but rather some mosquitoes net were being stored by the Ministry of Health Osun which were been 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.
Our members of staff who were sighted while attending to their duties were attacked, beating and seriously injured.
During this 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 the fact he could identify most of the looters (we pray that the soul of the departed rest in peace)
We are yet to ascertain the final value of our losses and damages on the facilities as a whole, but we have lost an estimated sum of over N400 million worth of finished good,raw materials and damages to our machineries & equipment, building and other infrastructures
We further wish to inform and reemphasize to the general public 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.
We would like to thank the indigenes of Osogbo who came to assist during the attack while we also wish to appreciate the Nigerian Army role for repelling calming the situation.