Delta Community Banishes “Prophetess” For Defying Monarch


A “prophetess”, Edith Okoh has been banished from Idumuogo kingdom, Aniocha North local government area of Delta State for allegedly defying the traditional ruler of the kingdom, His Royal Highness (HRH), Obi Samuel Otiegede III, and its traditional institution.

HardReporters reliably gathered that was that “Prophetess” Okoh, had destroyed the monarch’s farmland with crops while she was carrying trip of sand to her land with a heavy duty vehicle when the incident occurred and all efforts by the monarch to draw her attention resulted to raining of insult and unprintable names on the monarch.

Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the “Prophetess”, the traditional ruler, Obi Otiegede, told our correspondent that he was on a tour of the kingdom when he was
welcomed with the news of the destruction on his farmland by the “disrespectful so called self acclaimed Prophetess” disclosing that Okoh, who is from Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South local government council of the state is his relation.

“I went on a tour and when I returned about 2:00 pm, I entered into my farm to look around and I discovered that a big lorry had entered my farm and I was hinted of the intruder.

“The following day, I sent for her to find out what happened but the person I sent didn’t see her but dropped the message for her. Later, I saw a woman coming and shouting, when I came out to see who she was, it was the woman who then asked me to shut up.

“She said she is a native doctor. She wanted to hurt him with sticks but was however prevented by whiskers who were around and quickly came to my rescue. I thought she was coming to apologize to me for destroying my farmland but she rather resorted to abusing me. She almost hit me with something. When people came, they wanted to beat her but I pleaded on her behalf.” the monarch explained.

The Obi also disclosed that, Okoh reported him to the police alleging threat to her life and “When the police came, the way she was talking disrespectfully, forced the police into anger and they told her to address me properly and she reluctantly greeted me and others. I have to stop my daughter who resides at Issele-Uku from arresting her when she got wind of the story.”

Asked if there was any misunderstanding or conflict before now, the monarch said, “No, she has lived with us for so many years and we have not had course for any conflict especially with family members, not even the land she has been using as church.” the monarch stated.

Meanwhile, following what is been described as Mark of disrespect and defying the traditional ruler of the kingdom, His Royal Highness (HRH), Obi Samuel Otiegede III, and its traditional institution the Obi-in-council have banished the “Prophetess” Okoh from the kingdom according to the common laws and customs of the land saying it is a desecration to assault a king.

The Obi in Council said it is against the tradition and since she has been banished, she must not stay a night longer to sleep in the community overnight.

Commenting on the banishment, the monarch said he pleaded with his subjects not to hurt the “Prophetess” but should leave the community in peace adding that he personally called the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area and sent two persons who narrated the situation to the DPO.


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