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Delta Community protests against alleged imposition of dethroned monarch

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By Timi Black

Some members, including chiefs, elders, women and youths of Agbarho Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, on Wednesday, have embarked on a peaceful protest over alleged move to return dethroned monarch, Chief Samson Ogugu.

The angry protesters, which were armed with placards, marched round major streets of Agbarho Kingdom chanting solidarity songs, adding that any attempt to reinstate the dethroned monarch would be rejected.

Addressing reporters, a kingmaker of Agbarho Kingdom, Chief Liberty Evwen Emaka stated that the community was protesting over every attempt to reinstat their disrobed monarch, Chief Samson Ogugu, adding that such a move was against the wishes of the Agbarho people.

The kingmaker, reiterated that, Chief Samson Ogugu had been dethroned inline with the custom and tradition of Agbarho people following his misconduct.

According to him, the community has crowned HRM William Onokpite as the Osuvie of Agbarho Kingdom to replace the dethroned King.

Chief Emaka added that since HRM, William Onokpite took over the throne, the kingdom has been peaceful.

He maintained that any attempt to impose the dethroned monarch on the people would lead to chaos, which may jeopardize the prevailing peace in the kingdom.

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