Oba of Lagos’s Palace-Rilwan Akiolu’s palace has-been gutted down by fire on Tuesday.
This incident happened less than 2 weeks after Oba Rilwan refused to shake the hands of the Ooni of Ife-Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja at a public event. The Oba was said to have snubbed the Ooni.
Nigerians have finally tagged the fire incident as a revenge plan from the gods backing the Ooni of Ife for the public embarrassment caused to him by the Oba of Lagos.
The Ooni of Ife has debunked these claims. An official said the fire incident at the palace of the Oba of Lagos on Tuesday has nothing to do with the Lagos’ monarch relationship with the Ooni of Ife.
The spokesman of the Ooni’s palace, Moses Olafare, says the Ife monarch, Enitan Ogunwusi,is unhappy with the fire Incident.
“We are not happy over the facts that the palace of the king of Lagos got burnt, we can only sympathise with the palace on the development.”
There have been rumors on social media that Tuesday’s fire was caused by the snub. Mr Olafere denied this.
“People are entitled to their own views. But what people say doesn’t mean that is the position of the palace. What happened is mere coincidence and should not be traced to the incident in Lagos, we send our symphaties.”