- Kingdom Bars Marriage, Burial Celebrations
The Orosuen of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Emmanuel Okumagba has passed away at age 75 years.
News of his demise broke in on Sunday. The Otata Of Okere -Urhobo kingdom Warri, Chief Gold Eburu, a retired Brigadier-General, announced his death at a press briefing held at the Palace today.
The Kingdom’s spokesman however failed to disclose the cause of the demise.
He noted that the final rites of passage would be announced later.
Chief Eburu said the council of Chiefs had directed that in line with the customs and traditions of Okere Urhobo Kingdom, no ceremonies such as burials, marriages and others would take place within the kingdom until after the final rites of the monarch.
Chief Eburu also appealed to all residents of the kingdom to remain peaceful during this period.