‘I Will Expose Corrupt Traditional Rulers,’ Oba Of Lagos Vowed


Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akinola has vowed to reveal corrupt traditional rulers after February 2015 general elections.

At a book presentation on Monday, authored by Dr. Kolawole Olaniyan, on “Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa,” the Oba of Lagos  reacted to a statement credited to the Oni of Ife  , Oba Okunade Sijuade ,that only two renowned monarchs were  not corrupt in Nigeria. 

Oba Akiolu, on Monday, however stated  that Nigerians should wait for head-shaking revelations after the 2015 general elections.

The paramount ruler of Lagos, however vowed to reveal many secret  information about those who thought  their hands were  clean.

According to Akiolu , 90 percent of Nigerians are corrupt and he hereby  urged the well meaning Nigerians  to come as one to fight the scourge.

He said, “I will shake this nation after the election in February. The man who made the statement that I lifted oil should cover his face in shame because I was still a serving police officer. Those who collected Abacha’s money know themselves and I will name witnesses.

“Let us stop apportioning blames, forget the past and work towards a better future for this country.

“Do not put 100 percent blame on President Goodluck Jonathan because the person who caused the problem knows himself”, Akiolu said.

Speaking further, the monarch added that elections cannot be rigged in Lagos, noting that Lagosians were fully prepared to ensure that their votes and good governance counted.

“Nigeria’s problem is not caused by one person. We should be closer to God and make things better. We must assist the government to end the challenges of insurgency and Ebola”, he concluded.