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‘Rebellious’ Enogie Gregory Akenzua Alienated by Benin Royal Family, Suspended as Member - TELL Magazine

‘Rebellious’ Enogie Gregory Akenzua Alienated by Benin Royal Family, Suspended as Member

Enogie Gregory Akenzua
Enogie Gregory Akenzua

The disputation within the Benin Royal Family over an attempt by some Enigie (Dukes) in Benin Kingdom to be recognised as traditional rulers in the their own right in Edo South senatorial district, got messier on Monday with the suspension from their fold, renowned Professor of Gynaecology, former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, as well as former chairman, Governing Council of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Gregory Akenzua, the arrow-head of the perceived “rebellion” against the authority of Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare 11.

Akenzua, the Enogie of Evbo-Obanosa community in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo State, Oba Ewuare 11’s uncle, had earlier been suspended by the Benin Traditional Council, BTC, for allegedly leading a rebellion against the Benin throne, in cahoots with previously suspended Enogie of Egbaen Siluko, Edomwonyi Ogiegbaen. The wrangling in the royal family took a dramatic twist few weeks ago when the duo dragged the Oba to court to challenge their suspension as Enigie in the kingdom.

Addressing a press conference, members of the royal family, including descendants of Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi, Oba Eweka, Oba Akenzua II, Oba Erediauwa, and others, said Professor Akenzua, against all entreaties, had chosen to challenge the Benin Traditional Institution through his acts “that are utterly at variance with the customs and tradition of the Benin people, and the core values of the Benin Royal Family.”

The press statement, read on behalf of the royal family by Prince George Eweka, said “Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua, has betrayed the core values of respect for the Benin Customs and Tradition; devotion and submission to the customary hierarchy of the Benin Kingdom; and respect for customary arbitration process. Instead, he has chosen the path of rebellion.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Royal Family wishes to emphasize that His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin occupies a unique position as the father of every member of the Benin Royal Family irrespective of age. Hence the Royal family does not have an Okaegbe, like other families in Benin Kingdom, but Odion Egbe, who is required by tradition to defer to His Royal Majesty;

“The Royal Family also notes that in utter violation of the hierarchy of succession to the Odion-Egbe position of the Benin Royal Family, Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua has been parading himself as the Odion-Egbe of the Royal Family, and has held meetings to assert himself as such when he knows that he is not rightfully entitled to the position, being far lower in the hierarchy of seniority in the Benin Royal Family;

“The Benin Royal Family has given ample opportunities to Prof. Gregory Idurobo Akenzua to retrace his steps and return to the path of honour and dignity.

“Prof. Gregory Idurobo Akenzua has snubbed and rejected the opportunities provided by the Royal Family for him to retrace his wrongful steps. After a careful review of the facts, the Benin Royal Family has decided as follows:

“Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua is hereby suspended from the Benin Royal Family for his acts of rebellion against the Benin Traditional Institution.

Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua is no longer to participate in any activity connected with the Benin Royal Family.

All members of the Benin Royal Family are strongly directed not to relate, associate, or engage with Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua for as long as he remains suspended from the Benin Royal Family”.

When contacted for his reaction, Professor Akenzua said he was in Lagos “for an engagement” and requested for time.

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