Paul Osuyi, Asaba
CHAIRMAN of the Delta State Traditional Rulers’ Council and Obi of Owa Kingdom in Ika North-East Local Government Area, Emmanuel Efeizomor II, has stripped a sacked aide of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Friday Eluro, of his chieftaincy title of Onyewebudan son of Owa.
This came barely 24 hours when the embattled former aide was relieved of his job by governor Okowa after he was allegedly caught on video tape violently attacking a woman.
In a statement personally signed by Obi Efeizomor, the monarch announced the withdrawal of the ‘Onyewebudan son of Owa’ chieftaincy title from Eluro.
The statement reads: “My attention has been drawn to the circulating video recording, evidencing the unjustifiable dehumanising act of Chief of Owa Kingdom, named as Mr. Friday Eluro, known as ‘Onye Webudan son of Owa,’ on a helpless woman within the precincts of Owa Kingdom, by Owa community council.
“Sequel to the above, I call on all security agencies to act swiftly, in a bid to restore the confidence and human dignity of the said woman.
“The chieftaincy title of ‘Onye Webudan son of Owa’ is, hereby, withdrawn from ‘Mr Friday Eluro,’ with immediate effect. All customary privileges attached to the chieftaincy title are, hereby, withdrawn.”