Fire Guts Oba Of Lagos’ Palace…. De Ja Vu?

Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu

A section of the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, in the Iga Iduganran area of Lagos Island has been gutted by fire.

It was gathered that the incident started around 1.30pm from an air condition in an apartment inside the palace, destroying furniture and other household items in the room with smokes billowing to the sky, which attracted a crowd to the area.

The palace gate was, however, shut to the crowd as firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service, Shari Iganmu and Ilupeju stations, battled the fire and eventually put it out.

The monarch is said to have been taken to a safe place.

The development is coming barely one week after the monarch publicly humiliated the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II in a very publicised event.

There were claims by a white chief in the Ooni’s Palace, Chief Tunde Awoyeni, that Oba Ogunwusi would invoke the wrath of his ancestors on Oba Akiolu.

Oba Ogunwusi in his reaction denied planning to curse Oba Akiolu saying that he had no plan to curse the Lagos monarch.

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Source: The Will

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