Oba Of Benin Cancels Coronation Anniversary Due To Death Of Okunbo

Oba Of Benin Cancels Coronation Anniversary Due To Death Of Okunbo

The Oba of Benin Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II has canceled all activities lined up to mark his 5th Coronation which is also his birthday.

The cancellation is in honour of late billionaire business mogul Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo.

Okunbo died on August 8 after battling with pancreatic cancer in London.

He was 63 years old at the time of his death.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Benin Tradional Council and signed by its Secretary, Frank Irabor.

Irabor said the postponement is to honour Idahosa who described as an “illustrious son” of the State.

He said, “Oba of Benin wishes to inform the general public that as a result of the demise of Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, and his burial few days ago, His Royal Majesty has directed that ail the events lined up to mark the fifth coronation anniversary celebration of His Royal Majesty on 20, October, 2021 should be postponed in his honour.

“Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo was an illustrious son of Edo State in whom we were well pleased.

“May his gentle soul continue to rest in peace.”

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