Member of the Ibiwe Society, identified as Chief Okoro Iduserem, has been stripped for parading himself as an Enogie (Duke) and using insignia of palace royalty in his car.
Chief Idusere also wore beads only worn by Enigies and top palace functionaries, which must have been presented to them by the Oba of Benin.
In a viral video, the palace Ewaise (diviners) and Secretary of the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, were seen interrogating Chief Idusere. He agreed he was not an Enogie and was not given coral beads by the Oba.
Idusere was also accused of using the insignia to sell land, settle traditional dispute illegally and pass sensitive information around to people like Murphy Face, who is reputed to using the social media to denigrate the Benin Kingdom and its royalty.
Chief Idusere, who denied conniving with others to denigrate the palace using various social media platforms, agreed to swear any oath on any altar in the palace. He was heard explaining how he wanted to form the Benin Royal Army since the sect he belonged to is the last line of defence.
The imposter was later seen on his pants and swearing an oath after a cock was slaughtered.
It was gathered that Idusere would be arraigned today for violating the Edo State Chieftaincy and Traditional Rulers Laws.
Source: The Nation