$2m and N17m was stolen from my palace during the #EndSARS crisis – Oba of Lagos

Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu on Wednesday said that those who invaded his palace last October during the #EndSARS protest stole $2 million and N17 million.

Youths vandalised the monarch’s Iga Idungaran, Lagos Island palace, and went away with some properties including the Staff of Office. 

Speaking at the commissioning of the Glover Hall Memorial in Lagos on Wednesday March 3, Akiolu stated that the loss Lagos suffered during the crisis is so enormous than in any other part of the country.

The Monarch further said that those who committed the offence would not have done that if they knew the implication. 

Akiolu said; 

 “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 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 knew the implication. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them.”