Reactions, Outrage As Oba Of Lagos Publicly Humiliates Ooni Of Ife

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Outrage As Oba Of Lagos Publicly Humiliates Ooni Of Ife

A video has gone viral which captures the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Aremu Akiolu, humiliating the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, at a public function.

In the 25 seconds video, which has sparked outrage and arguments on social media, the Ooni of Ife can be seen arriving the venue of the event which had the Oba of Lagos sitting beside the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe.

The standing Ooni, who bowed as he tried to greet Oba Akiolu who was seated next to the Igbo king was rebuffed by the Lagos monarch who simply waved his hand and ignored the Ooni.

Apparently embarrassed, the Ooni of Ife quietly returned to his seat.

The incident, however, sparked outrage on social media as several Nigerians condemned Oba Akiolu, describing his action as unbecoming of a Yoruba monarch.

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