Finally, Obi Okonjo II Takes Possession of 150-year-old Ogwashi-Uku Palace


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Traditional ruler of Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM Obi Ifechukwude Aninsi Okonjo II, has taken formal possession of the ancient palace of the kingdom which has been under legal contention for decades.

This followed a judicial Certificate of Final Possession issued to the Ogwashi-Uku royal family by the law courts based on the 2007 judgement of the Supreme Court granting the Umu-Obahai Ruling Family of Ogwashi-Uku the ownership rights of the ancient palace.

Although the Supreme Court judgement was given in 2007, verdict on the final appeal was given in October 2021, the monarch told journalists yesterday at his palace in Ogwashi-Uku on the 7th February 2022 execution of the court order.
The final possession of the ancient palace brings to an end the 36 years legal tussle between the traditional family of Umudei and the royal family of Umuoba Obahai, the age-long custodians of…

Source: Thisday Newspaper