#EndSARS: Oba Of Lagos Suffers Backlash For Keeping $2m, N17m In Palace

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, is under fire over his comment on Wednesday 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 can now say it publicly that they stole from my palace two million dollars cash and N17 million, I am now saying it publicly.

 "I am not a wealthy man, but I am a contented person and Insha Allahu, I will continue to be rich. 

 "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," he added.

 Many social media users have since accused the monarch of money laundering, saying a private citizen should not have at home, the amount of money purportedly stolen. On Facebook, Wakji Tazuk said, “The Oba should be arrested and prosecuted for keeping such amount of money in his house.” 

 Nwankwor Chimaobi buttressed Tazuk’s point, saying, “The Oba should be arrested for money laundering.”

 “How much is the monthly salary of the Oba?” another Facebook user, Olu Diamond, asked.

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