The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, on Wednesday claimed $2m and N17m were carted away by youths who attacked his palace during the violence that greeted the #EndSARS protests last year.
Some youths had, on 21 October 2020, attacked the Oba’s palace, destroying valuable property, and also carted away his staff of office and other artefacts.
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While speaking at an event on Wednesday, the monarch estimated the loss he suffered.
Nigerians took to social media to react to the Oba’s claim, with many wondering why he had such an amount in his residence.
Daily Trust gathered some of the reactions here;
What his he doing with such amount in his palace
— fatai (@fataihamid) March 4, 2021
Wetin u de do with 2 million dollars for ur house, u be bank?
— _attah (@Jamesmarkidoko) March 4, 2021
Where did he get the money from?
— prosper (@prospercity) March 4, 2021
— Collins O ✌️ (@OkoroCollins11) March 4, 2021
Where did you get the money https://t.co/Ifkneq7hfk
— Profarch01 (@profarch01) March 4, 2021
I think Oba Akiolu just exposed himself to EFCC investigations. We should slam Bawa hard if he doesn't seek the source of such funds, right?
— Samuel 'Ceasar' Olugbeminiyi (@ceasarolu) March 4, 2021