The Benin Traditional Council has announced that the Oba of Benin is indisposed and would not be available for public engagements until further notice.
This is contained in a statement by the Secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor.
The statement read, “It is hereby announced for the information of the general public that in the Palace parlance, ‘Uhunmwun ve Ekpen vb’ Ato’ meaning the Leopard is ill in the Savannah bush.
“The explanation is that Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Erediauwa, CFR, Oba of Benin is indisposed.
“Public engagements including courtesy visits, hearing of complaints from individuals, families and communities, and in particular, complaints over inheritance and land disputes are therefore suspended until further notice.”