Oba of Lagos faces heavy backlash online after saying that hoodlums stole $2m and N17m from his palace during the #EndSARS protest

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu is facing heavy backlash on Twitter after he stated on Wednesday (March 3) that he lost $2 million and N17 million after hoodlums invaded his palace during the #ENDSARS protest.

While speaking at the Glover Hall Memorial Commissioning in Lagos on Wednesday, the Oba 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. 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 knew the implication. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them.

This comment didn’t sit well with Nigerians as they took to Twitter to call him out. Some called on the EFCC to launch a money-laundering investigation on him while many others tagged him as wicked and heartless for hoarding such an amount of money while his people starved during the COVID lockdown.

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