The traditional ruler of Owa Kingdom, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor II, has revoked an age-long curse placed on the “Ogbe-Ohun quarter” by his father.

Ogbe-Ohun Quarter, a section of Owa Oyibu, was alleged to have challenged the authorities and powers of the immediate past King of Owa, Obi Efeizomor I and caused some hardship for the kingdom.

Following the development, the king and the entire community of Owa laid a curse on the Ogbe-Ohun Quarter for denigrating the crown and bringing the name of the king to disrepute.

Members of the Elders Council had condemned the action of those who lied against Obi Efeizomor I, regarding it as sacrilegious and an affront to the then monarch, as the symbol of the native authority.

The traditional rites of dispelling the age-long ancestral curse were performed in the presence of the Council of Elders and a large number of the community’s sons and daughters.

The spokesman of the Ogbe-Ohun Quarter, Mr Samuel Chukwuka Ogboi, at the gathering in the palace, lamented that the people of the quarter had suffered untold hardships, great misfortunes and afflictions as a result of the curse.

Hence, they had collectively come to the palace to prevail on their king to forgive them and recant the curse.

After listening to their plea, the Owa monarch prayed and asked God and the ancestors to hearken to the voice of the troubled dissidents and forgive them since they had owned up to their wrongdoing and asked for atonement.

At the end of the ceremony, the people left the palace fulfilled, having broken the curse.

Delta monarch reverses father’s curse on community

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