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Warri monarch dragged to court over


FOR allegedly parading himself as the Otota (Traditional Prime Minister) of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom, Warri, Delta state, some leaders of the kingdom have dragged Chief Wilson Omavowan Eboh to court.

The leaders, including Chief Gideon Okumagba, Chief Christopher Okumagba, Prince John Edgar Eravor, Olorogun Victor Okumagba, Chief Kesiena Okumagba among others, unanimously resolved to stop Chief Eboh from acting or representing Okere-Urhobo Kingdom as Otota or as the traditional leader of the Kingdom as the matter has been brought before the court for adjudication.

The leaders disclosed that they took the matter to court when they noticed that Chief Wilson Eboh was parading himself as the Otota of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom.

In suit No: W/525/2014 the plaintiffs are seeking the court to stop Chief Wilson Eboh from acting as Otota of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom, Warri, because it amounts to usurpation of power and position.

They warned him to desist from parading himself as the Otota of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom until the determination of the case in court.

According to them: “As at today, Okere-Urhobo Kingdom does not have an Otota after the death of our last Otota and since then Okere-Urhobo has not installed anybody as Otota of the Kingdom because we have a tradition of selection”.

When the case was to be heard at the High Court Warri, both lawyers, B. N. Okpuzor representing the plaintiff and V. E. Otomiewo for the defendant agreed to fix April 21, 2015 for hearing of the case

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