The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has revealed that he lost the sum of $2 million and N17 million when hoodlums invaded his palace during the #EndSARS protest.
Oba Akiolu made this revelation while speaking at the commissioning of the Glover memorial hall in Lagos on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
According to him, the hoodlums who attacked his palace on October 21, 2020, stole $2 million and N17 million from him during the #EndSARS protest.
The monarch said he has appealed to the Federal Government to support Lagos in its rebuilding efforts, stressing that the state experienced the highest degree of damage compared to others.
“I will support anything that will move Lagos forward. I have appealed to the federal government to assist Lagos with what we have suffered.
“We host many people here, not Lagosians alone. 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 know the implication. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them,” he said.
KanyiDaily had reported how hoodlums broke into Akiolu’s palace and attempted to set fire to the premises during the #EndSARS protests.
Military officers intervened and Oba Akiolu was rescued from the palace, while buildings within the premises were looted and vandalised.
The monarch’s staff of office was also stolen by the hoodlums during the invasion, but the staff was later said to have been found.