The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has opened up since the end of EndSARS protests in Lagos, during which suspected hoodlums invaded his palace located in the Iga Idugaran area of Lagos Island, forcing him to flee.
Oba Akiolu, who spoke today, March 3, at the commissioning of the Glover Hall Memorial in Lagos, said that the hoodlums, mostly youths, made away with $2 million and N17 million from his palace.
The monarch decried the extent of destruction in Lagos and appealed to the Federal Government to assist the state to recover from the incident.
“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 EndSARS incident that happened here from October 20 to 23 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 during the #ENDSARS protests. 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 implications. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them.”
The hoodlums had on October 21, attacked the palace and other properties in the state, plundering the monarch’s palace for two days and went away with his staff of office.