Sept 22, 2014 – “I’ll Expose Corrupt Yoruba Kings Who Took Bribe From Abacha” – Lagos King Rilwanu Akinolu Tells Sanusi
The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, has promised to expose the corrupt monarchs who were bribed by the late military Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, to assist him to remain in power.
The monarch, who was a former Commissioner of Police, revealed that he has their names and knows the role of every monarch, especially, the Yoruba monarchs during the late dictator’s regime.
Oba Akiolu vowed to expose the corrupt monarchs after the 2015 general elections.
The monarch stated this in Ijebu Ode during the royal visit of the Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammed Sanusi II to the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland,Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Kayode Adetona.
Oba Akiolu said: “Awujale is not one of the corrupt monarchs. When the time comes, I will expose those monarchs who were then given money as bribe in order to aid the former Head of State, Gen. Sanni Abacha, to remain in power.
“I was a Commissioner of Police then in Lagos. I was in the meeting when the money was shared among the monarchs. I know those that collected it. I was given the share of Awujale to send it across to him, but I told them right there that he will never collect the money and truly, when he was approached, he rejected it out rightly.
“There are some monarchs that I personally took their own share to and they collected it from me. I have their names and when the time comes, I will expose them. I am not afraid of anybody, they are corrupt and those are some of the bad eggs in the traditional institution. These are the people, you (Emir of Kano) should be very careful of associating with,” Akiolu stated.
[Reported By Abiodun Onafuye, PM Lagos]