Governor Oshiomhole Dethrones King Who Assaulted A Lady, Few Days After Suspending Him For A Year

The face off between the Edo State government and the monarch of Uromi town has reached a climax, with his deposition. The Adams Oshiomhole government in a terse statement today by secretary Professor Julius Ihonvbere announced government’s decision.

Government in a letter yesterday conveyed its decision to the deposed king, Ojuromi of Uromi. The letter addressed him ordinarily as Mr Aselm O Edenojie. The government statement which was entitled: “Deposition from Office as Ojuromi of Uromi: Addendum”, read:

“Please be informed that the initial Exco decision of 26th October 2016 has been further affirmed. Consequently, you have been deposed as the Ojuromi of Uromi pursuant to Section 28 (i & ii) of the Traditional Rulers & Chiefs Law, 1979.

Kindly, therefore, disregard our letter of 4th November 2016 on the subject “Re: Letter of Apology to Edo State Government.” The king’s problem with the Oshiomhole government began on 28 September, when he was accused of assaulting a woman during the polls.

He was also accused of interfering in the conduct of the election, leaving his palace to canvass votes for the PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Government gave him a query and ordered him to apologise to the woman assaulted.

The dethroned king ignored the letter and even ignored the government by travelling out of his domain, overseas. Government placed him on a 7-day suspension and still demanded a letter of apology for snubbing government and failing to apologise to the lady assaulted.

On 4 November, the government stepped up its sanctions by suspending the king, effective from Monday. In addition, the monarch was stripped of all his rights and privileges that he had hitherto exercised. He was also to lose a share of the 5% revenue accruing to the local council. .

He then dragged Gov. Oshiomhole to court over his suspension for one year and demanded N1bn in compensation. And now the sledge hammer: he is now to lose his throne and become an ordinary citizen: Mr. Aselm O Edonije.bb66

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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    There is a strong misunderstanding between them,
    The governor went too far abeg

  • I just dey laugh

    well, you can just Imagine our greed you were on uspension for one year for something you know you was actually guity of but you went ahead and demanded N1bn in compensation… Charlie you must be a foolish citizen of Nigeria i wonder who even gave him Throne to rule people..

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      I think that was what prompted the governor to dethrone him

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    That’s their problem and they should deal with it.. Though I love Adams courage and strictness. ..

  • chika bibian

    Na them sabi biko

  • emekachilaka

    he got what he called for

  • kayode akinsanya

    Hmmmm……okay oo

  • This one na back to back

  • WillieBravo


  • Olovo Obinna

    They is more to this than the reasons giving for his actions

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    I laf in ishan

    • Olovo Obinna

      No let them hear u oh

      • WillieBravo

        If them hear am nko?

        • Olovo Obinna

          Are u fro isha

          • WillieBravo

            No I’m a full fledge Benin boy.

          • Olovo Obinna

            Ok…..isha people tough sha…I d hear their stories

          • WillieBravo

            No level. Every tribe is tough it just depends on who u meet from a particular tribe. There are good and bad role in every tribe.

          • Olovo Obinna

            I hear u