Press Release: Palace of the Oba of Benin Kingdom.
The attention of the Palace has been drawn to the news making the rounds in social media about a man who was sent out of the Palace of the Oba of Benin on Thursday 17th August, 2017.
For the avoidance of doubt, the man in question is not a Chief in Benin Kingdom as has been ascribed to him.
The man came to the Palace in company of those who had issues to resolve at the Palace, but he violated the norms of the Benin custom and traditions and was found carrying on his person abominable objects forbidden by Benin custom
At no time did the Oba order the man to be manhandled.
The persons who
escorted the man out of the Palace may have over-reached themselves in their efforts to protect the tradition and culture of the Benin people
and the sanctity of the Palace.
However, the Oba of Benin has ordered a full investigation into the incident.
Chief Press Secretary
To Oba of Benin