Oba Akiolu returns to palace months after attack by hoodlums

More than two months after he escaped an attack on his palace at Iga Iduganran on Lagos Island, the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has returned to his palace.

The monarch had vacated the palace when hoodlums who had hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest in Lagos invaded it on October 21 last year and bolted with his crown and staff of office.

Some soldiers were said to have ferried him into safety and he had been absent from the palace ever since.

But a video posted on Twitter by the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Oreoluwa Finnih, shows the monarch wearing a mask and dancing towards the palace with his entourage.

Finnih’s tweet reads: “Our daddy is back home… Oba of Lagos, HRM, Alayeluwa Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu’s triumphant entry to Iga Idunganran Palace, today, Friday, January 1, 2021.”

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