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Nigerians React As Oba Of Lagos Accuses Hoodlums Of Stealing $2m, N17m From His Palace

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Nigerians React As Oba Of Lagos Accuses Hoodlums Of Stealing $2m, N17m From His Palace

Nigerians have expressed their opinions over the statement made by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu that the hoodlums who stormed his palace last year during the #EndSARS Protest allegedly stole his $2 million and N17 million.

Naija News reports that the Oba of Lagos made this known while speaking at the Glover Hall Memorial Commissioning, Lagos on Wednesday.

Akiolu told the people present at the event that he wanted to say it publicly that hoodlums and #EndSARS protesters stole $2 million and N17 million in his palace.

This newspaper reports that youths had last year stormed major cities across the country to protest the extra-judicial killing of Nigerians by operatives of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

With Lagos experiencing the largest protest, hoodlums hijacked the peaceful demonstration to attack innocent Lagosians.

Some of the hoodlums also stormed the palace of the Oba, destroying Oba Akiolu's residence.

However, some Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to condemned the monarch for saying such in public, while others queried the traditional ruler for having such a huge amount stashed up in his palace.

Below are some of the comments captured by this platform:

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.