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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Obi Of Owa Strips Embattled Chief Eluro Of His Title Over Assault On Woman


The Obi of Owa Kingdom, a community in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emmanuel  Oyinke Efeizomor, has withdrawn the traditional chieftaincy title conferred on the embattled Delta politician, Chief Friday Eluro, with immediate effect.

Eluro, who until his predicament began about 48 hours ago, was a Special Adviser to Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta State Governor, also doubles  as the "Onyewebuoda Son of Owa Kingdom," but Oba Efeizomor, on Saturday, stripped him of the chieftaincy title and accompanied privileges.

The monarch cited "unjustifiable dehumanizing act" perpetrated against a "helpless woman within the precincts of Owa Kingdom" by Eluro, as reason for withdrawing the title from him.

The Octogenarian who made this known in a release dated February 9, 2019, also called on the security agencies to " act swiftly in a bid to restore the confidence and human dignity of the said woman."

Also, about 43† hours earlier, Governor Okowa had sacked Eluro for assaulting and humiliating a woman identified as Dada for allegedly insulting him(Eluro).

The dehumanizing incident where the woman was rendered nude and made to sit on bare ground in nakedness, was caught on video that later went viral, drawing not a small rage and condemnations from the social media community.

Apparently scandalised by the cruelty to the woman after watching the video, the governor in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba, directed that Eluro's appointment be terminated forthwith, to serve as deterrence to others. 

Okowa also directed a full investigation into the incident to ensure justice.

The Governor said: “In the last three and a half years, our administration has worked so hard to entrench the enduring peace in our state.

“We will not sit back and fold our hands to watch appointees of government or any other person, no matter how highly placed in the society, to take laws into their hands."

From Mariam Yomi, Asaba

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