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Oba of Benin recalls banished family

Oba Ewuare II N’Ogidigan of Benin on Friday has called back Mrs. Victoria Orhue banished from Obe N’Evbueribo in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo by Odionwere and Ohen of the village.

Oba Ewuare II who gave the instruction at Ugha-Ozolua, in his palace while attending to issues affecting individuals, families and villages, also told the village leadership to immediately return all seized properties and land belonging to Mrs. Orhue.

Mrs. Orhue and her children were earlier banished from Obe N’Evbueribo in Ikpoba-Okha by the Odionwere Mr. Oyeobasojie Ekhator and Ohen Osaghae Edobo over a disputed property and land.

The Oba said the Odionwere and the Ohen had no powers to banish anyone from the village and their resolution was inappropriate.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the oba also directed that traditional rulers and village heads in Benin should henceforth bring some traditional issues to his hearing.

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