Legal Fireworks have been reported to fully commence in one of the Magistrate Courts sitting in Owerri on a matter reported to partly border on issues related to the royal stool of Emekuku ancient community in Owerri Local Government Area.

Some of the principal members of Obi Royal family were said to be present in Court who include Nze Prince Reginald Obi, Nze Prince Bruno Obi, Prince Martin Obi, Prince Ernest Obi and others while the other party is led by Ejeshi Amadi Obi were also in Court to both register their claims and counter claims through their lawyers.

Following the adjournment of the matter, the Court proceedings shall continue on May 10, 2023.                               

Meanwhile, there is tension in Emekuku community that is identified with her traditions, customs and cultures over her Monarchy as they are said to anxiously await the outcome of the Court proceedings.

It should be recalled that sometime ago, a group of young men in the community had raised objections to what they described as mismanagement of the revenue accrued from “ego omenala” for the development of building infrastructures in their area.

Feeling shortchanged, according to reports and after their attempts to get the listening ears of those suspected to be receiving such community revenues failed, they were said to march to the Royal palace of their late Monarch, Eze Ugochukwu Peter Obi to peacefully register their grievances and where they were said to enquire whether the succession process for the replacement of their late king had been traditionally concluded.       

 It was not ascertained as at press time whether they got the answers they required.

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