The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has returned to his palace, Iga Idungaran, Lagos Island, over two months after he escaped from a mob attack on his palace.
In this video posted on Twitter by the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on Health, Oreoluwa Finnih, the monarch is seen wearing a mask, dancing towards the palace with his entourage.
The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, returned to his palace on Friday, January 1, two months after a mob invaded his palace, carted away food substances and other items including his staff of office on October 20.
Following the gunshot attack at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, Lagos state recorded wanton destruction of lives and properties orchestrated by hoodlums. The crisis that erupted in the state saw the invasion of the palace of the monarch, with men and women carting away any item in sight, Some persons even swam in the pool inside the palace.
The staff of office of the monarch was later found and returned to the palace.
On Friday, the monarch finally returned to his palace after ten weeks of absence.
Posting a video of the monarch entering his palace, Oreoluwa Finnih, senior special assistant to the Lagos governor on health, tweeted
“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, 1st January, 2021”