Edo Government, Palace Chief Warn Against Desecration Of Benin Monarchy



THE Edo state government and a palace chief in Benin Palace, Chief Osamede Adun has cautioned a family in Benin, Ogiamen against bringing the name of the Benin monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa to disrepute by laying claim to a traditional headship of the kingdom.
A statement yesterday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Julius Ihonvbere, threatened legal action in line with the “Traditional Rulers and Chieftaincy Law, 1979 which prohibit any person or group to proclaim self as a Chief or Traditional Ruler, a breach of which is a criminal offence.”
The Ogiamen family in recent publications in local newspapers the most recent being Ogiamen Trumpet, has been laying claims to the traditional stool of the revered Benin monarch claiming they were the original traditional ruler of the kingdom and that they and their families cannot pay obeisance or kneel before the Benin monarch.
“Government recognizes the right of every citizen to seek the advancement of his family members through legitimate and inoffensive manner. 

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