“Oyinbo People Have Stolen Our Things”: Agbakoba Shares Pathetic Thing He Saw at The British Museum

“Oyinbo People Have Stolen Our Things”: Agbakoba Shares Pathetic Thing He Saw at The British Museum

  • A prominent Nigerian lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, has accused Britain of looting the African continent's art
  • Agbakoba (SAN) spoke on the role Britain’s colonial era played in allegedly looting African artefacts
  • The senior legal practitioner said Europeans discovered Africa's richness and decided to take advantage of it

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering global issues

London, The British Museum - Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said he was unhappy discovering a comprehensive collection of Nigerian antiquities at the British Museum, London.

Speaking in a recent video interview with Business Day, the former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) noted that the first European explorers were amazed at the African continent's wealth.

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The Great Wall of China/Benin Kingdom/Olisa Agbakoba
Agbakoba highlights assets Nigeria and Africa possess. Photo credits: Pratthina Laorwor-rorkul, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN)
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'There's a lot of money in Africa'

Also, the senior lawyer mentioned that contrary to the widespread belief that The Great Wall of China is the longest man-made structure in the world, a Nigerian element holds that honour.

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He said:

“Let me take you back to the 1st of October 1860. We had about 300 kingdoms. People don’t realise that the largest manmade wall in the world was in Nigeria. People think it’s China — it’s in Benin. Benin kingdom had 10,000 square miles. That is why Oyinbo people came and stole everything. When I got to the British Museum of History, I want (sic) to cry. They’ve stolen our things. They realise that there is a lot of money in this continent, dark continent as they call us.”

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that Agbakoba advised the federal government on how to reduce the petrol price to N300 per litre.

Agbakoba called on the FG and the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to consider alternative strategies to ensure a reduction in fuel prices.

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Legit.ng also reported that Agbakoba condemned legal practitioners debating the controversy surrounding the alleged certificate forgery surrounding President Bola Tinubu and the litigations filed by former vice president Atiku Abubakar.

In a lengthy social media post on X (formerly known as Twitter) sighted by Legit.ng, the senior lawyer said the scenario "is heating up Nigeria dangerously".

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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