Tension in Olu of Warri kingdom as two immediate princes of Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko, were announced wanted by the police over a stolen crown.
Two sons of the immediate Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko, Princes Onyowoli and Omatsuli, have been announced wanted by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Zone 5 in Benin, Edo State, over the stolen 400-year-old crown of Warri Kingdom after Prince Tsola Emiko, son of Olu Atuwatse, was crowned Olu of Warri on Saturday.
The crown and other treasures were reportedly stolen from the Olu of Warri’s private apartment by the sought princes.
The Federal High Court in Edo, the state capital, also issued arrest warrants against them. Prince Oyowoli, 30, was described as a student, Itsekiri by tribe, and 5.2 feet tall, while his younger brother, Omatsuli, 27, was described as 5.6 feet tall.
On the directives of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, police bulletins describing their declaration as wanted individuals were issued.
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Last Friday, the AIG Zone 5 and some officers at the zonal headquarters interrogated Chief Ayiri Emami, the suspended traditional Prime Minister of the Warri Kingdom, about the alleged invasion of the Olu of Warri palace and theft of the ancient crown. In December 2020, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the immediate Olu of Warri, joined his forebears.
The coronation of Prince Tsola Emiko, the son-in-law of billionaire philanthropist Capt. Hosa Okunbo, who died in London on Sunday, August 8 this year, is set for Saturday and about seven years ago, the young Olu-designate married Ivie.