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BREAKING NEWS: Edo Gov Godwin Obaseki Drags Oba Of Benin To Court Over Returned Artefacts

BREAKING NEWS: Edo Gov Godwin Obaseki Drags Oba Of Benin To Court Over Returned Artefacts...Continue The Full Reading.

Benin City, the capital of Edo State, is engulfed in turmoil following Governor Godwin Obaseki’s controversial decision to initiate legal proceedings against the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, over the custody of repatriated artifacts.bnd.

Numerous social media posts and videos circulating on Thursday express outrage from concerned Edo citizens, who accuse Obaseki and his supporters of committing sacrilege by involving the revered monarch in a court battle over the ancient treasures.

A video post by one Dr. Osaro with the handle @official_osasb7, shows members of the Edo Traditional Council, palace chiefs, traditional worshippers, members of the royal family as well as well wishers at the court premises as the proceeding was about to commence.

“Palace chiefs from different groups, members of the Benin royal family, priests, priestesses, and well wishers of the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II have turned up at the premises of the Edo State High Court, Sapele Road in a show of solidarity with the Oba and the palace,” he wrote.

“PDP Government in Edo State has committed sacrilege against the godKing Oba of Benin Kingdom. Instigating some chiefs to challenge the authority of the Oba in Court.

“Not since the British invasion of 1897 has the authority of our Royal Family been challenged as it is today...Continue The Full Reading.>’.

“We will not tolerate this. Edo Citizens will Not allow this sacrilege!

“PDP is finished in Edo State.”.bnd....Continue The Full Reading.>’.

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