The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has threatened to “wield the big stick” on violators of Benin native legal guidelines and customs.
An announcement signed by Mr Desmond Agbama, his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) on Thursday, stated the monarch was decided to reinstall native legal guidelines and likewise rid the state of violence and assure peace.
He stated the warning was sequel to the submission of a report by the Benin Customary Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recollects that the Benin monarch had arrange the committee on Oct. 13, 2017 to assist deal with and resolve communal issues comparable to inheritance, land issues and deep household points, amongst others.
The committee chairman, Justice Samson Uwaifo (Rtd), had earlier knowledgeable the monarch of the refusal of some respondents to honour the committee’s invitation.
Uwaifo had additionally acknowledged that it was a improvement that had hampered fast dispensation of justice within the state.
Oba of Benin, whereas receiving the report, stated the palace would work out measures to deal decisively with those that refused to honour the invitation of the committee upon summon.
The monarch, nonetheless, expressed satisfaction on the efficiency of Justice Uwaifo-led committee, urging the members to not be deterred by the challenges.
The Oba additionally assured the committee of his utmost help.