Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu has revealed why former President, Olusegun Obasanjo removed him from the police force in 2002.
According to Oba Akiolu, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar told Obasanjo that retiring Akiolu would help him win the 2003 elections in Lagos.
The monarch made the disclosure on Monday, January 30, at a stakeholders’ meeting held in Lagos.
“Atiku, Daura and others sat down and advised President Obasanjo that if he wanted to win Lagos in 2003, I should be removed. It was written on paper,” Akiolu said.
“For someone to sit at the PSC and determine who retires from the police is unfair. This is not how to run a very efficient and effective police force,” he added.
Akiolu also said that his retirement was a conspiracy by chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).