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Oba’s stolen staff: Priests curse attackers of Lagos palace

Few days after the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, was burgled, local priests have cursed the assailants.

The ‘Opa Ase or Opa Oba’ is a symbol of authority of the traditional ruler.

According to the report,  priests were heard invoking the gods to punish the attackers. Specific reference was made to those who took the monarch’s staff of office and other valuable items.

Speaking in Yoruba, the man that led the supplication wished the culprits bad luck.

“All the individuals that gathered to steal the king’s staff of office, it shall never be well with them. May every good thing meant for them be redirected”, he said.

Irate mob stormed the palace and carted away food supplies, household items, gadgets and even cooled off in the swimming pool.

After the incident, the Oba Akiolu, a former police officer, is yet to make a statement or public appearance.

You will recall that a video was in circulation on social media presumed to have extracted Akiolu by soldiers just before rampaging youths invade his residence.



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