The palace of Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, was on Wednesday morning overtaken by suspected hoodlums who eventually ran away with his staff of office.
The staff of office is the symbol of authority of the monarch.
According to report, the hoodlums broke into the palace situated at Lagos Island despite the presence of soldiers.
Ola Adegoke, a resident, said the hoodlum 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.
In a video on social media, a young man was seen running around with monarch’s staff of office as a crowd trailed him.