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Court upholds Olu of Warri’s decision on Yonwuren family

By Emma Arubi
WARRI—A DELTA State High Court sitting in Warri, Tuesday, upheld the decision of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse 11, to appoint Mr. David Skinn as the authentic Chairman of Yonwuren and Agbeje families’ working committee and youth executive body of war-torn Ugbuwangue community in Warri South local government area.

The Olu had confirmed the appointment of Skinn as the youth chairman of the community as declared by the Olara-Aja (head) of Ugbuwangue town, but the decision was fiercely resisted by a faction led by Francis Edede Yonwuren and 11 others who approached the High Court to quash the monarch’s decision.

But the court, presided over by Hon. Justice T. Makwe, after hearing counsel for both the plaintiffs and defendants, Mr. Patrick Oganwu, and Mr. Edward Ekpoko, endorsed a term of settlement upholding the decision of the Olu of Warri.

In the suit: No W/249/2009, the terms of settlement dated October 13, 2009,  “in the overall interest of the community” confirmed David Skinn as Chairman; Thompson Eyomi as secretary and Oti Jagbu as PRO, while Miss Dorothy Ogodobiri would serve as treasurer.


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