The palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu must undergo cleaning following its invasion on October 21 by rampaging youths, who carted away the royal staff of authority.

The Akinsemoyin Ruling House of Lagos State made the call on Sunday in a statement, describing the invasion of the palace and the removal of the royal staff of authority as sacrilege.

In the statement which was titled- “#EndSARS protest: Akinsemonyin ruling house condemns attacks on Oba’s palace,’ and co-signed by the Olori Ebi Akinsemoyin Ruling House of Lagos, Chief Musliu Anibaba; Prince Saminu Akinsemoyin; Prince lbrahim Adekunle; and the Chairman of Egbe Omo Eko Nimi Lagos Forum, Prince Ademola Akinsemoyin, they said that they watched with shock rioters’ “forceful entering, ransacking, looting and desecration of lga ldunganran (Oba Ado Palace) which is the Palace of Oba of Lagos.”

According to the statement- “Painfully, the desecration of Oba’s Palace, in particular, the stolen ‘Opa Ase’ and our ancestral items with impunity has not only exasperated the tense atmosphere but also shows lack of respect for Lagos traditional heritages.”


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