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Disgraced Edo traditional ruler apologises for assaulting woman

Disgraced Edo traditional ruler
Posted: Nov 3, 2016 at 5:38 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A traditional ruler suspended last week in Edo State for allegedly assaulting a woman and traveling abroad without permission has apologised to the state government.

The Ujoromi of Uromi, Zaiki Edenojie II, was suspended for seven days by the state government through a query, and ordered to tender a public apology to the woman he physically attacked, Betty Okoebor.

In a letter of apology to the state government on October 28, Mr. Edenojie said he had resolved the “altercation” with Ms. Okoebor.

“Following the announcement of my suspension for 7 days from the throne of the Onojie of Uromi and the accompanying ultimatum, I wish to state that at no time did I intend to disrespect or (flout) constituted authority,” he said in the letter.

The traditional ruler said that “the altercation on 28th September 2016 between me and one of (my) daughters” was “a family affair and has been resolved”.

“Ms. Betty Okoebor has since followed the custom and reconciled herself to the throne as a daughter,” Mr. Edenojie stated.

“I sincerely apologise to the State Government for not replying the query within the stipulated time and for not obtaining permission before I traveled outside the country and also for the resolved altercation between me and my daughter, Ms. Betty Okoebor.

“Let me reiterate, Your Excellency, that I recognize and respect the authority of the Edo State Government with you, Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, as the Executive Governor, and I again pledge my unalloyed loyalty,” he said.

The state government had suspended the traditional ruler for seven days, through a letter of October 26 signed by Secretary to the State Government, Julius Ihonvbere.