Oba of Lagos pardons hoodlums who looted Palace, carted away Staff of Office

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has pardoned the hoodlums who looted the entire royal residence and also made away with the his Staff of Office.

Weeks ago, angry residents broke into Oba’s palace situated at Lagos Island, to cart away COVID-19 palliatives allegedly hidden in the palace. In the process, the palace was ransacked while the monarch escaped being attacked.

While speaking on Wednesday, December 2, during the inauguration of the Lagos City Centre established by the Lagos Island East Local Government Area, Akiolu said he has forgiven the perpetrators.

The traditional ruler insisted that nobody could dethrone him, adding that his ascension to the stool was the wish of God for his life.

Speaking on the LC Centre, the Oba also commended the council for the initiative and urged the authorities to invest more in youth empowerment.

Kamal Bashua, Chairman of the council, said the centre would serve the various needs of residents of the area.

He, however, urged them to protect the centre from vandals and make judicious use of it.