The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has alleged that hoodlums stole about $2 million and N17 million from his palace during the #EndSars protests.
He revealed this at the commissioning of the Glover memorial hall in Lagos.
Akiolu decried the attack on his palace, saying those who perpetuated the act are ignorant of their actions.
He said the state experienced the highest degree of damage compared to others.
He however appealed to the Federal Government to support the Lagos State Government in its bid to rebuild the state.
He said “I will support anything that will move Lagos forward. I have appealed to the federal government to assist Lagos with what we have suffered. We host many people here, not Lagosians alone. The incident that happened here from October 20th to 23rd is so saddening.”
“The destruction we suffered in Lagos is so enormous than in any other part of the country. 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 know the implication. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them.”
You would recall that, on October 21, 2020, a mob had broken into the Iga Idunganran, despite the presence of soldiers, and attempted to set fire to the premises.
It took the intervention of Military officers to rescue Oba Akiolu from the palace, while buildings within the premises were vandalised.
The Oba’s staff of office and some other paraphernalia were taken away. His Staff of office was later said to have been found.
Akiolu however returned to his palace after some traditional rites two months after the mob invasion.