Benin Chiefs Lose Titles, Stopped From Palace Activities.

Benin Chiefs Lose Titles, Stopped From Palace Activities.

Five Benin traditional functionaries suspended for engaging in sacrilegious conduct against the Benin custom have been barred from the Oba of Benin’s palace.

The chiefs were said to have paid a visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, claiming they were emissaries of Oba of Benin, Omo N’ObaN’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, also alleged to have pledged their loyalty to the Ooni after they “rendered inaccurate and disjointed account of the connection between the Benin Royal dynasty and the Ooni-ship of Ife.

The Benin Traditional Council had in a statement by the Iyase of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe, WHO announced the suspension of the functionaries.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Oba of Benin, Osaigbovo Iguobaro, said the functionaries had been stripped of their beads and barred from the palace as further disciplinary action for the shame they brought to the throne.



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