He also announced that as a mark of respect for the lat Oba, all male citizens of Benin Kingdom are to clean shave the hair on their head in obedience to Benin tradition.
Chief David Edebiri, the Esogban of Benin kingdom, said sanctions from the ancestors await
anyone that fails to clean shave his hair. Meanwhile the Edo state government has declared a 5-day public holdiay following the death of the monarch. The holiday takes effect from yesterday May 3rd.
The report below is one of the many seen before his death was actually officially announced.
|Oba Erediauwa wives celebrates his 90th birthday,the Oba is represented by his son the Prince.|