Nigerians have continued to react to the Oba of Lagos’ statement, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, who claimed that EndSARS protesters stole $2m, N17m from his palace.
In a Twitter trend, many Nigerians called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to arrest the Monarch to explain how he got the money.
According to Oba Akiolu, the hoodlums who stole the money would not have done that if they knew the implication.
He urged the Nigerian Government to help the Lagos state recover from the destruction due to the enormous loss caused by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protests.
Oba Of Lagos
Comments curled from Twitter over the statement credited to the Oba of Lagos.
@UNCLE_AJALA “He should be telling EFCC what he was doing with that amount & how he got the $2m after this revelation, but this is Nigeria, even bandits dey ball
@ayemojubar “Where did a king get $2m and N17m? How about the money-filled casket? EFCC, your attention is needed.
@heisizumichaels “Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu claimed that hoodlums stole $ 2million and N17million eisBut truth be told, it only a hoodlum that can keep such amount in the house & not in the bank
@peter_pentane “If not that Oba of Lagos stole that money too, he wouldn’t have kept that enormous amount of money in his palace.
Mazi @FestusGreen “So the Oba of Lagos had almost 1 billion Naira cash stashed in his palace? Well, he was a police officer for almost three decades! Nigeria’s redemption is unrealistic. Corruption, our dilemma. #EndSARS
Meanwhile, another Twitter user Festus Ogun, @mrfestusogun, shared a different opinion noting that every citizen has the right to keep as much money as they want at their residence.
“From a strict legal view, you have the right as a citizen to keep as much money as you want at your residence or anywhere whatsoever. Money is personal property, and the right to own property is guaranteed under Section 43 and 44 of the 1999 Constitution, he tweeted.
You will recall that hoodlums broke into the Oba’s palace on October 21, 2020, and carted away the Oba’s staff and other artefacts.