The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare11 has suspended a Palace Chief,Roland Ekhoe Ogbebor, the former Odionwere Omuada of the Benin Palace over allegations of land grabbing.
The suspension according to the Palace said that it was to allow the Economic and Financial Crime Commission(EFFCC) carry out investigations without obstructions.
Ogbebor was arrested by the operatives of EFCC following several petitions bordering on allegations of land grabbing and other criminal offences written against him , mostly by some aggrieved people, in the diaspora.
The suspension of Ogbebor was disclosed to journalists in Benin City in a statement signed by the Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor.
“This is to inform the general public that recently, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Police opened investigations on petitions written against Roland Ekhoe Ogbebor, former Odionwere Omuada who was discharged in November, 2018.
“In order to allow unhindered investigations by the EFCC and the Police, His Royal Majesty, Qmo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare Il, Oba of Benin has directed the immediate suspension of Roland Ekhoe Ogbebor from the Palace,” the statement reads.