Oba Rilwan Akinolu returns to the palace two months after the mafia invasion
Rilwan Akiolu, a native of Lagos Oba, is said to have returned to his palace on Friday, two months after the mafia invasion during the #EndSARS crisis.
In October, demonstrations against police brutality took place across the country as part of the #EndSARS campaign.
However, the bandits took over the protest and launched attacks on various public and private buildings across the country.
On October 21, 2020, after the #EndSARS protest escalated into a crisis in several states, including Lagos, a crowd broke into the building despite the presence of soldiers and tried to set it on fire.
However, the military intervened, and Aquiolu was rescued from the palace while the buildings inside the premises were vandalized.
Akiolu’s office staff were also abducted, and a young man was later seen fleeing with the object on social media videos.
Later it was said that office employees would be found.
The Obas Council of Lagos called the invasion “sacrilege” as other individuals and organizations condemned the attack.
Confirming Oba’s return after 10 weeks, Oreoluwa Finnich, Lagos Governor’s senior special assistant for health, tweeted that the monarch returned to Igi Idunganran’s palace on Friday.
He also posted a video on the pen showing a traditional ruler wearing a mask and dancing – he was also surrounded by people who appeared to be other title holders, worship singers and guards.
“Our dad has returned home … Both from Lagos, HRM, Alailuva Oba Rilvan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu triumphant entrance to the Iga Idunganran palace today, Friday, January 1, 2021,” reads the message on the Finnich pen.
Source: – Cable