Benin Royal Family Suspends Prof.Greggory Idurobo Akenzua Over Disrespect For Traditional Institution


May 27, 2024



The Benin Royal Family has announced the suspension of Professor Gregory IDUROBO Akenzua from the Benin Royal Family.

This announcement was contained in a message jointly signed by the Odion- Egbe, Oko Augustine Eweka, the Ozukpogieva, Oko Ogiewi Eweka, Prince Clifford Eweka, Prince Sylvester Eweka and others and made available to the Press on Monday the 27th May 2024 at the premises of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)

According to the release,
“It has come to the notice and attention of the Benin Royal Family that Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua, a member of the Royal Family, has chosen to challenge the Benin Traditional Institution through acts that are utterly at variance with the customs and tradition of the Benin people, and the core values of the Benin Royal Family;

“Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua, has betrayed the core values of respect for the Benin Customs and Tradition; devotion and submission to the customary hierarchy of the Benin Kingdom; and respect for customary arbitration process. Instead, he has chosen the path of rebellion;

” For the avoidance of doubt, the Royal Family wish to emphasize that His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin occupies a unique position as the father of every member of the Benin Royal Family irrespective of age. Hence the Royal family does not have an Okaegbe, like other families in Benin Kingdom but Odion Egbe who is required by tradition to defer to His Royal Majesty;

” The Royal Family also notes that in utter violation of the hierarchy of succession to the Odion-Egbe position of the Benin Royal Family, Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua has been parading himself as the Odion-Egbe of the Royal Family, and has held meetings to assert himself as such when he knows that he is not rightfully entitled to the position being far lower in the hierarchy of seniority in the Benin Royal Family;

” The Benin Royal Family has given ample opportunities to Prof. Gregory Idurobo Akenzua to retrace his steps and return to the path of honour and dignity;

” Prof. Gregory Idurobo Akenzua has snubbed and rejected the opportunities provided by the Royal Family for him to retrace his wrongful steps.

The release further stated that,
after a careful review of the facts, the Benin Royal Family has decided as follows: —

“Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua is hereby suspended from the Benin Royal Family for his acts of rebellion against the Benin Traditional Institution;

“Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua is no longer to participate in any activity connected with the Benin Royal Family;

“All members of the Benin Royal Family are strongly directed not to relate, associate, or engage with Professor Gregory Idurobo Akenzua for as long he remains suspended from the Benin Royal Family”

3 thoughts on “Benin Royal Family Suspends Prof.Greggory Idurobo Akenzua Over Disrespect For Traditional Institution”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *