Iguobaro Osaigbovo

His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin, CFR has sacked Mr
Edomwonyi Iduozee Ogiegbaen as the Enogie (Duke) of Egbaen Siluko Dukedom in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.

Ogiegbaen’s sack comes one month after he was shoved aside as Chief Coordinator to the Palace on Enigie matters in January 2023 over alleged rebellion, dereliction of his duties and uprising in the Enigie’s fold in Benin Kingdom, triggering a wave of backlash.

Oba Ewuare II made the proclamation during ‘open mediation in his palace in Benin City where he announced the appointment of Capt. Uwadiae Ohonbamumwen (Rted) as the Odionwere in Egbaen Siluko’s Dukedom.

Earlier in his address to the Benin throne, Ohonbamumwen, former Ozukpogieva (Second most Senior Elder in Egbaen Siluko), distanced himself from the atrocities levelled against Ogiegbaen, who bluntly refuse to honour several entreaties made him to retrace his steps from unbridled avarice.

He lamented that several appeals by elders of the Egbaen Siluko to the Edomwonyi Ogiegbaen, fell on deaf ears after the later led some dissident Dukes to petition the Edo State government, requesting for the constitution of Traditional Councils for Edo South Local government Areas in a bid to balkanize Benin Kingdom,

Ohonbamumwen, appealed to the Oba to appoint administrative head in Egbaen Siluko which has been due since the past five years, to save the administration of the area from lawlessness.

Meanwhile, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has appointed Mr Aimuamwosa Oyemwense Agidi as the Odionwere of Obazuwa Dukedom in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the State, ahead of the installation of the next Enogie in Obazuwa, which was formerly administered by HRH. Edun Akenzua, who transited in 2022.

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Oba Ewuare II proclaimed Aimuamwosa as the Odionwere of Obazuwa, after he reconciled elders in the area to embrace peace, with a caution on a slew of criminals fermenting trouble some parts of Benin Kingdom to be careful not to incur the wrath of the ancestors.

The proclamation of the Oba sparked jubilation among indigenes of Obazuwa, while the Odionwere, promised to unite his people and develop the locality in accordance with the will of God.

One of the aggrieved elders in Obazuwa, Mr Sunday Osagie Egharevba, joined by elder Sunday Emwinokpagharuomwan and the youth leader in the Area, Mr Odaro Ibizugbe, commended the Oba for his foresight, wisdom and timely intervention.

No date has been fix for the formal installation of Edionwere of Egbaen Siluko and Obazuwa respectively that will be preceded by some traditional rites.

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