According to its customs and tradition, a delegation of the royal family, Edion in Council as well as the leadership of Irri kingdom, Isoko South local government area of Delta state have formally announced the demise of its adamant randy traditional ruler, Mr. Micheal Oghogho Eba Oviese, the Regent of Irri Kingdom who was killed few months ago while seeking night pleasure outside his domain.
HardReporters could recalled that the adamant randy monarch as described by some of his subjects, had gone to a goat pepper soup joint in Asidi street, opposite St Michaels College, Oleh, with one of his big ass women simply identified as “OKEZI” where he was shot by unidentified gunmen.
According to residents around the scene of the incident, the regent who had came to the joint around 9:30pm in a casual dress in company of his big ass girlfriend “OKEZI” had barely eaten his plate of goat pepper soup when the armed men suddenly appeared from nowhere and demanded for the key of his Camry car and was shot at close range at the abdomen and later died at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital ( UBTH ), Edo state where he had been receiving treatment.
The announcement of the demise of the Regent was said to be contained in a letter presented to the Chairman of Isoko South local government area of the state, Mr. Itiako Constantine Ikpokpo (Malik) in his office, Monday, by a delegation of Irri community led by the President General, Irri Federated Union, (IFU), represented by its Vice President, Mr. Afeme Samson, representatives of the Edion in Council, a representative of the royal family, led by Pa. Napoleon Obuwomano as well as Mr. Okogba, vice chairman, Irri community, women leader, Irri community, Mrs Ovedhe Ajiri, and Pa. Pius Onyeke, patron, IFU.
The council boss after observing a minute silence in honour of the late regent described his passage as untimely and a sad moment for Irri Kingdom and Isoko nation and expressed the sincere condolences of the government and good people of Isoko South even as he assured the delegation of the support and prayers of the local government to Irri Kingdom all through their period of grief and wished his soul eternal rest.
The traditional council of Edions informed the chairman of their plans to declare three days of mourning in Irri in commemoration of the monarch’s passage.