After the 2015 general elections, the Oba of Lagos Rilwanu Akiolu may expose corrupt leaders in Nigeria.
The monarch at a book launch held on Monday 18th August 2014, said he will make known the illegal and corrupt acts of traditional leaders who pretend not to be corrupt. His statement was in response to a recent allegation by another monarch that claimed only two of the country’s prominent monarchs were free of corruption.
Akiolu refuted the reports, and said that President Goodluck Jonathan is not the reason for the constant rise in corruption. The Oba of Lagos said that because he was the Commissioner of Police in charge of criminal investigation at the time, he has vital information about corrupt acts by traditional rulers in the South West during General Sani Abacha‘s administration.
He said; “The monarch that made the statement that I lifted oil will be shocked when I make certain revelations after the 2015 elections and I think he should close his eyes in shame because as at that time, I was still serving in the Nigeria Police and I wonder how I could have such time to be involved in the lifting of oil.
“One person does not cause the problem of corruption. So, nobody should blame President Goodluck Jonathan for the problems in Nigeria, as about 99 per cent of us are guilty of the syndrome of corruption. So, everyone should be involved in the fight against corruption.”
“All hands must be on deck to assist the government to bring corruption to an end. We should forget the past and face the future by contributing to the future of the nation.”