Crown Prince of Benin Resigns, Alleges Threat to Life by Gov Adams Oshiomhole

February 19, 2015 9:10 am

Prince , A Prince of the Benin royal family, has resigned
his appointment as Executive Director (Government House) barely 24
hours after he alleged that Governor harassed and
threatened his life over a parcel of land he acquired from the Federal
Government some years ago.

Prince Erediauwa said he will also institute a legal action against the
governor over the alleged harassment and threat to his life.
Vanguard Reports that this is coming on the heels of the recent
demolition of official residences of some staff of the University of
Benin by the governor, as the dust raised by that action is yet to

According to Prince Erediauwa,

“There is a parcel of land at Okoro-Otun Avenue, GRA Benin. It is a
Federal Government property based on investigations I conducted a few
years ago. I made some contacts and acquired the land.

“Last week, the governor invited me and asked about the property, I said
yes, I owned it and that some people were working on the land and I
stopped them. I told him that the land belongs to me, and he asked me to
stay away from the land.

“He said if I don’t stay away from the land, he would arrest me. He said
if I send anybody there, the person will be physically manhandled. My
lawyers are looking into the matter.”

However, the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, , in his statement on the issue, said:

“Our attention has been drawn to a wild allegation made by Ekpen
Erediauwa that Governor Oshiomhole, was after his life over a parcel of

“This is nothing but an amateurish attempt at blackmail. The truth is
that the young man had taken to a career of land speculation, engaging
armed thugs to harass hapless developers all over town. He was enjoined
to desist from these nefarious activities.

“It would have made sense if the young man had provided proof of ownership of the land he is laying claims to.

“Truly, these are political times when idle hands would push anything
for bread and butter. I think it is quite instructive that the young man
permitted himself the liberty to tell these funny lies yesterday in
company of Edo PDP Chairman, Mr. Daniel Orbih.” 

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