On Wednesday October 21, palace of the Oba of Lagos situated at Lagos Island, King Rilwan Akiolu was almost torched.
According to multiple online reports, the palace was attacked by an angry crowd suspected to be hoodlums despite the presence of soldiers.
A resident who spoke to The Cable said, they attempted to burn down the palace but the soldiers succeeded in pacifying them. He said when the situation was getting out of hand, Akiolu was rescued by the soldiers who later allowed the suspects to move into the palace.
Policemen who later arrived at the scene attempted to engage the suspects but the soldiers were said to have sued for calm. A video footage posted online showed a young man running around with the monarch’s traditional staff of office as a crowd trailed him.
There is no news about the where about of the king himself.
The Palace of the Oba of Lagos place is down!!!!!
Hoodlums are currently looting the Oba of Lagos place for some valuable things including Staff of authority (Opa Ase)#LekkiGenocide#LekkiMassacre
— #ENDSARS 🔥 (@Uncleghost_) October 21, 2020
Another video footage showing what went down at the Oba of Lagos palace pic.twitter.com/O3DlYZ5g8R
— Naija wants to #EndSARS (@Naija_PR) October 22, 2020
The Oba of Lagos will need a new throne pic.twitter.com/XqOCh7Qwpk
— CAPTAIN (@ThisIsPOU) October 22, 2020
They’ve taken over the Palace of the Oba of Lagos pic.twitter.com/LF0qlWqyPq
— FAROUQ (@farouq_yahaya) October 21, 2020
— Pogllins 🌍 (@Pog_llins) October 21, 2020
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