Oba Ewuare II suspends Odionwere, others over alleged assault on palace emissaries


By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN—THE Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has suspended the Odionwere (elder)of Egbirhe community, Mr. Napoleon  Omobude and three others over their alleged involvement in the assault of palace emissaries  who were sent to the community to demarcate the boundary between the community and Okhoromi.

•Oba Ewuare II of Benin

According to a statement by the spokesman of the Oba, Desmond Agbama, the suspension which was pronounced at Ogue-Emanton, takes immediate effect.

The suspended persons will no longer perform their duties as elders and leaders of the community until the suspension is lifted.

According to the statement, the suspended Odionwere and elders of Egbirhe also disobeyed the directive of the Palace, which forbade them from having anything to do in the Elders Council Hall Oguedion, in the village.

“Consequently, the Omo N’Oba directed the…

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