Nigerians ask EFCC to investigate Oba of Lagos’ source of stolen $2m, N17m


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.

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