Oba of Benin Joins His Ancestors

“The native chalk has broken,” said Chief Sam Igbe, the Iyase of Benin, as he announced on Friday that the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, had passed on.

According to him, the Oba passed on at Ugha-Ozolua, situated inside the palace.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that before making the disclosure, Igbe, dressed in a red and white attire, performed series of consultations along with other palace chiefs, including the Esogban of Benin, Cheif David Edebiri.

“All Benin sons should shave their hair and all major markets are expected to be shut down indefinitely,” Igbe said.