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Okere-Urhobo leaders sue Eboh over Otota stool

Posted: Apr 28, 2015 at 11:17 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Sam Akadoro / Sapele

Prominent leaders of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom, Warri, have dragged Chief Wilson Omavowan Eboh to court to stop him from parading himself as the Otota (traditional prime minister) of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom.

The leaders, made up of Chief Gideon Okumagba, Chief Christopher Okumagba, Prince John Edgar Eravor, Olorogun Victor Okumagba and Chief Kesiena Okumagba, among others resolved to stop Eboh from acting or representing Okere-Urhobo kingdom as ‘Otota’ or as the traditional leader of the kingdom.

This is because the matter has been brought to court for adjudication.

The leaders told this Daily Independent in Warri that they took the matter to court when they noticed that Eboh was parading himself as the Otota of Okere-Urhobo kingdom.

In suit No. W/525/2014 the plaintiffs are seeking the court order to stop him 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. They advised and urged the general public not to address Eboh as Otota in any occasion or gathering and that Eboh should not represent Okere-Urhobo kingdom anywhere or in any form henceforth.  According to them, “As at today Okere-Urhobo kingdom does not have 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 May 26 for hearing to begin.