The Edo State Government has suspended the Ojuromi of Uromi in Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state, His Royal Highness, Zaiki Edenojie II, for a year for failing to apologise “within the stipulated period” to one Ms. Betty Okoebor, whom he allegedly assaulted.

It also stripped him of “all the privileges and rights of the Ojuromi of Uromi” in line with Section 28(1) of the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law (1979).

The government added that the monarch’s remuneration from the five per cent monthly allocation to the local government “shall be appropriated and donated to orphanages” during the period.