Oba of Lagos, Akiolu under fire for keeping $2m, N17m in palace

Oba Akiolu
Oba Akiolu

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu is under fire over his comment on Wednesday that hoodlums who invaded his palace during the #EndSARS protest stole his $2 million and N17 million.

Akiolu, who spoke at the Glover Hall Memorial Commissioning, Lagos on Wednesday, lamented the devastation inflicted on Lagos by the protesters, including his palace.

“Those who did the Iga Iduganran, I can now say it publicly that they stole from my palace two million dollars cash and N17 million, I am now saying it publicly.

“I am not a wealthy man, but I am a contented person and Insha Allahu, I will continue to be rich,” Akiolu disclosed.

“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 added.

Akiolu’s comment has elicited a backlash on social media, with Nigerians asking how he got such a huge money that he kept in his palace.

According to J. Osaghae, who commented on the story, “Oba Rilwan Akiolu, can you tell Nigerians where you got $2 million and 17 million naira? You are shameless to come out with this type of story. You are not a clean man. Your curse cannot work on those who took the money.

“You cursed before but it did not work. You gave them ultimatum to return what where taking away from your palace that you turned into bank, but it did not work.  The wrath of God will fall on all of you.”

As for Suraj Adejumo, “This King is shameless and callous. Two millions dollar!”

Sunny Lulu, who reacted to the story said: “In my opinion, although it is sad to note that the Oba lost such a huge amount of money supposedly to those who vandalized his palace (they are not the #Endsars protesters, but the hoodlums sponsored by failed politicians), it’s very difficult to sympathize with the monarch because keeping such amount of money at home could be hazardous, e.g fire incidents.”

“You should be arrested by the EFCC,so you can explain where you got the money from. Even banks in America wouldn’t keep that amount of money in their vaults,” Mashood, who commented on the story said.

According to Ade Badejo, “Oga that one na voice mail. You get that kind amount, subjects living around you can’t even feel it. Where’s your humanity? You wan carry the money go heaven? At that age?”

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  2. Shameless political Royal leaders.
    Hoarding forex to the detriment of the naira and economy in general.

    CBN and EFCC, hears nothing; sees nothing.

    Birds of the same kind.

  3. The Oba is a thief. He wants the useless Government we have at Lagos and Abuja to give him the money Ole.

    Government should probe the source of that money, they are the problems of Nigeria.

    I wish that one day Ghana Jerry Rawlings episode shall happen in Nigeria and sweep away all these thieves.

  4. Shameless old man! wicked old man! the CROWN DOES NOT BEFIT yu!!!!
    Yu have such huge amount in ur personal vaults at home and ur subjects are hungry, homeless?!!! It confirms yu have no empathy for people!!! Obviously, ur vision is to ROB Lagos state dry just like the”oju yobo” Tinubu that imposed yu on isale eko indigenes! Olori buruku oba oshi!

  5. This article proves that pm news reads the comments on it’s post yet I do not understand why they fail to censor comments that are uncouth and irresponsible. Hateful and incendiary statements are made on your website and something must be done about it because it’s too bad . You need to regulate comments on your platform!

    • Hogwash!!. You can do what you are calling for when you have your own newspaper. I’m sure you know the meaning of Freedom of Speech and not the Freedom of Speech regulated by Buhari.

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