Conversations across social media platforms on Thursday revolved majorly around issues bothering on Nigeria’s political space and a few key players in the industry.
Oba of Lagos
Nigerians dragged the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu for claiming that hoodlums who invaded his palace during the #EndSARS protest last October, carted away with $2 million and N17 million belonging to him.
The monarch had lamented before a gathering at the official handing over of the remodeled Glover Memorial Hall, which was also affected by the violent demonstrations, that the extent of the destruction on his palace and Lagos State as a whole was enormous.
“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,” he said
“I can now say publicly that they stole away from my palace $2 million and N17 million.
“Those who committed the offence would not have done that if they knew the implication. But as a father, I won’t place any curse on them,” he added
The monarch’s ‘outrageous’ claims sparked widespread calls for EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission) probe as many have queried the source of the acclaimed funds and why such amount was domicile in his palace.
The #EndSARS hashtag also made a remarkable comeback to Twitter’s trends list while the following reactions poured in.
The devil that’s supposed to be Oba of Lagos’s friend has finally pushed him into EFCC’s den I hope Obas and Emirs Dey get immunity sha
The God of #EndSARS protesters is a wonderful God
— Akeula Trendy™ (@akeula_trendy) March 4, 2021
Government agencies and different state
Governors cashed out with this #EndSARS
Now, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu
claimed that $2million and N17million
were stolen by hoodlums
But truth be told. It’s only a hoodlum
that can keep such amount in the
house & not in the bank
— I Z U ENUGU (@heisizumichaels) March 4, 2021
Which work Oba of Lagos do wey e get 2 million dollars cash for house?
— Salman (@NotJustSalmanPR) March 3, 2021
The Oba of Lagos had $2m and N17m in his house while the people around him lived in poverty, his people & people were saying his office must be respected. Respected for what? Tradition that has been used to oppress majority will forever belong in the dustbin. Use your sense.
— Elon Mosque (@That_IjebuBadoo) March 4, 2021
Oba of Lagos and hoodlums. pic.twitter.com/1bVQiQBvPG
— Stillebuka (@stillebuka) March 4, 2021
Oba of Lagos is the Real Reason Bella Shmurda Sang Cashout
It’s 2 million USD we are talking about. DAMN !!!
— CHINEDU OKORE (@iamCHINEDUOKORE) March 4, 2021
The Oba of Lagos situation alarms me.
When the palace was invaded:
There was huge palliatives found there- food meant for the poor in society.
Now almost 1billion naira cash gone.
Is that palace a food warehouse?
Or is it a bank?
It’s a shame nobody is asking these questions.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc (@DrOlufunmilayo) March 4, 2021
It’s baffling how belittling these people have termed the citizens. $2m worth of cash buried in someone’s compound and the person has the guts to say it publicly??? The elites vs the masses
— Bolanle Ninalowo ™ (@iamnino__b) March 4, 2021