The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has debunked an audio news circulating on the social media that he directed that homes should not be swept for three days.
In a statement signed by Secretary, Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, on the monarch’s behalf on Saturday, he described the news as “fake”.
He said that any press releases and statements from the palace of the Oba of Benin that were not signed by him should be disregarded.
Irabor urged those indulging in activities of “bringing the Benin Monarch into disrepute” to desist “for their own good”.
Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II
“The attention of Benin Traditional Council has been drawn to the fake audio news in the social media that the oba of Benin has directed that homes should not be swept for three days,” the statement said.
“Benin Traditional Council wishes to make it abundantly clear that press releases and statements emanating from the palace of the oba of Benin, are issued by the Benin Traditional Council and signed by the Secretary to Benin Traditional Council, frank IRABOR.
“Any statement purporting to be from the oba of Benin outside this context, should be disregarded.
“For all those who indulged in activities of bringing the Benin Monarch into disrepute (especially Benin people), they should be rest assured that their actions are inimical to mankind and repugnant to God and the ancestors of Benin. They should desist for their own good.”