Many Nigerians have accused Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu of money laundering, after he revealed that $2 million and N17 million were stolen when youths attacked his palace on October 21, 2020 in the violence that erupted after the #EndSARS protests.
They said a private citizen should not have at home, the amount of money purportedly stolen.
Oba Akiolu, whose staff of office known as the ‘Opa Ase’, was also taken away by hoodlums who broke into his palace during the riot, spoke on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said described the incident that happened from October 20th to 23rd as ‘saddening’.
“Many buildings were burnt, including vehicles used to generate income. I can now say publicly that they stole $2 million and N17 million from my palace.
“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 said
They have called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate the source of the monarch’s stolen money.
See tweets below:
The Oba of Lagos said hoodlums stole 2million US Dollars and 17million naira from his palace.
$2million alone is about 1billion naira. How do you have almost 1billion naira in your house?
In a sane country, that man will be in a police station this morning answering questions.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) March 4, 2021
The Oba of Lagos says that $2 million and N17million were stolen when hoodlums attacked his palace during the last #EndSARS protest
He should be telling EFCC what he was doing with that amount & how he got the $2m after this revelation, but this is Nigeria, even bandits dey ball
— Architecture & Building Construction. (@UNCLE_AJALA) March 3, 2021
The Oba of Lagos has accused #EndSARS protesters of stealing his $2million and N17million during protest. Please where did he get that money and when Efcc going to call him in for questioning him? Or Palace don turn to bank these days? E be like we are mad in this country😂😂
— Imported Alhaji 🦅 (@ImportedAlhaji) March 4, 2021
So the Oba of Lagos had almost 1 billion Naira cash, stashed in his palace? Well, he was a police officer for almost 3 decade! Nigeria’s redemption is unrealistic. Corruption, our dilemma. #EndSARS
— Mazi @FestusGreen 🇳🇬 (@FestusGreen) March 4, 2021
Government agencies and different state
Governors cashed out with this #EndSARS
Now, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu
claimed that $2million and N17million
were stolen by hoodlums
But truth be told. It’s only a hoodlum
that can keep such amount in the
house & not in the bank
— I Z U ENUGU (@heisizumichaels) March 4, 2021