The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, is currently under fire over the comment he made on Wednesday, March 3, that hoodlums who invaded his palace during the #EndSARS protest stole his $2 million and N17 million.
Akiolu, who spoke at the Glover Hall Memorial Commissioning, Lagos on Wednesday, lamented the devastation inflicted on Lagos by the protesters, including his palace.
”I will support anything that will move Lagos forward. I have appealed to the Federal Government to assist Lagos with what we have suffered. The incident that happened here from October 20th to 23rd is so saddening.Advertisement
The destruction we suffered in Lagos is so enormous than in any other part of the country.Advertisement
Many buildings were burnt, including vehicles used to generate income. I can now say publicly that they stole away from my palace $2 million and N17 million.
Those who committed the offence would not have done that if they knew the implication. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them.” the Oba said
The monarch has however been under serious attack on social media as some Nigerians have expressed shock he had that amount of money in his palace. While others called on the EFCC to investigate the monarch, others accused him of being ”wicked ”to have kept such a huge sum of money in his palace while members of his immediate community live in hunger.
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