Some irate Mob on Wednesday afternoon attacked the Palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, carting away valuable and setting the building ablaze.
It was gathered that the thugs broke into the palace situated at Lagos Island despite the presence of soldiers and started stealing and vandalising property.
The Oba’s traditional staff of office (opa Ase) was also stolen in the fracas. The staff of office is the symbol of authority of the monarch.
Below are some of the videos circulating on social media:
— M O R E N I K E J I M I #EndSARS (@mrsgbeborun) October 21, 2020
Oba of Lagos Palace under attack pic.twitter.com/Qg5pEauEl4
— GoldMyne (@GoldmyneTV) October 21, 2020
Oba of Lagos Palace is reportedly on Fire 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PTuDhBV4DM
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) October 21, 2020
I love how those Soldiers just stood there and did nothing 💀
Oba of Lagos palace gone 💃pic.twitter.com/1LbuCnJVnQ
— Trouble Maker 😒 (G.O) (@ObongRoviel) October 21, 2020
This is Oba Of Lagos Palace!! Covid 19 palliatives that are meant to be given to the citizens are what the mobs are carting away in his palace right now.
Millions of items have been carted away including foods
— UNIQUE PLUG 🔌(#ENDSWAT) (@Unique_plug) October 21, 2020
— Ayemojubar 👠 (@ayemojubar) October 21, 2020
Angry men in lagos Island have taken the staff of the oba of Lagos Island pic.twitter.com/FqpD9WIQ7f
— Isaac ®™ 🇳🇬 (@BullofJohn) October 21, 2020
KanyiDaily had also reported how angry mob burned down the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, Lagos Island.