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#EndSARS: Hoodlums stole $2 million, N17 million from my palace – Oba of Lagos

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, says hoodlums stole $2 million and N17 million during the invasion of his palace.

On October 21, 2020, after the #EndSARS protest had degenerated into a crisis in some states including Lagos, a mob had broken into the palace despite the presence of soldiers, and attempted to set fire to the premises.

Military officers intervened and Akiolu was rescued from the palace, while buildings within the premises were vandalised.
The monarch’s staff of office was also declared missing after the invasion, but the item was later said to have been found.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Glover memorial hall in Lagos on Wednesday, Akiolu said the state experienced the highest degree of damage compared to others.
The monarch said he has appealed to the federal government to support Lagos in its rebuilding efforts.

He decried the attack on his palace, saying those who perpetuated the act are ignorant of their actions.


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