The Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II has cautioned against provocative complaints arising from disputes among and between individuals, groups and Villages before the palace.
Chief Sam Igbe, the Iyase of Benin coveted the message of the Traditional ruler at a Media briefing on Tuesday in Benin City, Edo State.
The monarch, urged individuals, groups, and Villages that have genuine complaints and claims that fall under the purview of the Benin Traditional Council, BTC to exercise restraints, maintain the peace, and refrain from making any form of frivolous to security agencies.
He urged disputants to be patient and maintain status quo, pending the lifting and relaxation of the various lockdown protocol and the subsequent resumption of activities of established palace structures charged with the dispute resolution and adjudication of complaints emanating from individuals, groups and Villages.
Oba Ewuare II however warned individuals, groups and Villages to desist from unwholesome practices, adding that “failure to heed to this word of caution may lead to a situation whereby erring individuals and groups indicted for such delinquency will be made to bear the consequences of their action as stipulated by the provisions of the extant Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and attendant sanctions in line with Benin traditional Customs and norms”.
According to him, these “restrain and maintenance of the peace is the minimum sacrifice that all and sundry are expected to make to ensure that Covid-19 pandemic, currently ravaging the entire globe is contained for the safety and security of lives and the assurance of public safety health, pending when activities reverts back to normal and where issues pertaining to existing and emerging complaints and disputes shall be resolved in line with established processes and procedures”.
Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin, Chief Eduwu Ekhator, the Obasogie of Benin, Chief Stanley Esere, the Esere of Benin as well as Secretary to Benin Traditional Council, Mr Frank Irabor, attended the Media briefing.