OMG!!! British Auctioneer Sells Igbo Statues ‘Stolen’ During Nigerian Civil War For N85.6 Million


British auction company, Christie’s, sold two life-sized wooden statues with Nigerian roots for N85.6 million ($238,000) in an online auction on Monday, June 29, 2020.⁣

⁣The statues, labelled “A Couple of Igbo Figures Attributed to The Akwa Master“, were sold to an online bidder on Monday despite controversy surrounding how the company gained possession of them.⁣

MUST READ:  SHOCKING!!! Lady Gets Pregnant For Biological Brother After “One Last Time Sex” A Day To Her Wedding

A Professor of African and American Diaspora Art, Chika Okeke-Agulu, had launched a spirited campaign over the pass few weeks to stop the sale of the statues; Igbo Alusi figures.⁣

He had argued that the statues were two out of dozens of local artifacts stolen from the southeast region where they were made while the Igbo natives of the region were locked in a deadly civil war with the Nigerian government between 1967 and 1970.⁣

MUST READ:  Davido Visits MC Oluomo’s Hotel In Oshodi

“These artworks are stained with the blood of Biafra’s children,”

Okeke-Agulu wrote in an Instagram post on June 6.⁣

However, Christie’s said it doesn’t believe the statues were acquired illegally by Jacques Kerchache, the French collector that owned them.⁣

The post OMG!!! British Auctioneer Sells Igbo Statues ‘Stolen’ During Nigerian Civil War For N85.6 Million appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

MUST READ:  ‘Inter Milan Can Sign Barcelona Star Messi’- Cauet

Source: News update


Next Post

Adekunle Gold Calls Out Nigerian Customs Over High Duties

Tue Jun 30 , 2020
Post Views: 243 20 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ CLICK TO DOWNLOAD JETHITMUSIK MOBILE APP ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Popular singer, Adekunle Gold has called out the Nigerian Customs over the continuous increase in customs duty despite Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Adekunle accused Customs of crippling businesses in Nigeria by the act. According to him, the […]
Copyright All right reserved Theme: Default Mag by ThemeInWP