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Rare Igbo Statues Allegedly Stolen During Nigerian Civil War Sold For N85.6m By British Company (Photos)

Stolen Igbo statues A British auction company, Christie’s has been called out for selling two life-sized wooden statues stolen from Igboland 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. A Professor of African and American Diaspora Art, Chika Okeke-Agulu, had called out Christie’s in a spirited campaign over the pass few weeks to stop…

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