BEVERLY HILLS, May 9, (THEWILL) – The government of Edo State has reinstated the deposed Onojie of Uromi, Anselm Aidenojie following appeals by traditional rulers in the state led by the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11 and former governor Adams Oshiomhole, whose administration sacked him on October 26, 2016.
The Edo State Executive Council with the backing of Governor Godwin Obaseki approved his reinstatement Wednesday.
THEWILL recalls that the traditional ruler was deposed following a public altercation with a politician, Mrs. Betty Okoebor and his subsequent trip abroad without the permission of the State government.
“I write to convey to you, the decision of the Edo State Executive Council at its meeting on the 26th October 2016, deposing you as the Onojie of Uromi. The removal from office was based on, among other reasons: “Your unprovoked attack, inflicting grievous bodily harm on one Mrs Betty Okoebor on September 28, 2016 in full public glare to the embarrassment of those present and causing disgrace to your otherwise esteemed office;
“Your refusal, even after two weeks, to respond to a query issued by the appropriate authority within the stipulated 72 hours demonstrating total disregard and disrespect for constituted authority; and “Travelling outside the country without appropriate permission in further demonstration of your disregard for extant regulations and laws,” the government letter that deposed the traditional ruler said in 2016.