The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I, has died.
The monarch’s death was announced by the Prime Minister and Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe, in company of other traditional Chiefs today.
“Osorhue Bunrun. Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom, the Prince if Peace, Ebo, Ayemwirhe, emini mini mini, has returned with his ancestors. May he find perfect peace with God.”the Iyase said
The late monarch ascended the throne in March 1979.