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Just in: EndSARS protesters stole $2m, N17m in my palace – Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu has claimed that EndSARS protesters who invaded his palace in October 2020 stole $2 million and N17 million.

He stated this while speaking at the commissioning of Glover Memorial Hall in Lagos on Wednesday.
The palace of Akiolu was overtaken by hoodlums during the protests in October 2020. The invaders seized his staff of office and carted away with foodstuff in the palace.

He said he wanted the whole world to know that the invaders also stole the huge money.

He 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.

Also speaking at the event, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the commissioning of the hall reflected the drive of the state government to revive Lagos.

He added that the COVID-19 pandemic, and the EndSARS protests adversely affected the development of the state but, “we are Lagosians with the resilience, tenacity, strength and courage needed to overcome challenges and other vicissitudes. We are consolidating the gains of the past and charting fresh development trajectories for the future, with our focus on socio-economic gains that will outlive this administration.”

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