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Breaking: Coronation Of Olu Of Warri To Proceed Despite Missing Crown


The official coronation of Olu of Warri-designate, Prince Tsola Emiko is set to take place on Saturday, August 21, 2021 despite the stolen crown from the palace.

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Credible Sources close to this online medium have expressed optimism that the coronation will go ahead as planned.

“Arrangements are in top gear for the coronation on Saturday. Nothing will stop the occasion” one of the sources confirmed.

It could be recalled that following the transition of the immediate past Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, in December 2020, the palace was reportedly invaded and the 400-year-old crown and symbol of the Itsekiri monarchy were declared missing.

According to reports it was gathered that the two sons of the predecessor, Ogiame Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko were connected to the stolen crown.

The reports revealed that the two princes, Prince Onyowoli Emiko and Prince Omatsuli Emiko, were declared wanted “by the Nigeria Police Force Interpol Section, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Zone 5 Headquarters, Benin City” with a Warrants of Arrest issued against them by a Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State on the allegation that they broke into the private apartment of the Olu of Warri, where they allegedly stole the ancient crown.

Prince Oyowoli Emiko, in the information declaring him wanted, is said to be wanted “for the offence of breaking into the secret apartment of the HRM Olu of Warri and stealing the Royal Crown”. He is said to be “a student, Itsekiri by tribe, Aged 30 years, 5.2ft of height”, among other physical identikits.

His younger brother, the 27-year old Oamtsuli Emiko, 5.6ft in height and also a student, is wanted for the same offence of breaking and stealing.

Ogiame’s passage had created a succession tussle in the kingdom, until Prince Tsola Emiko, the son of Olu Atuwatse, was eventually chosen as the Olu-elect.