Riot: Jesse kingdom bans youth activities

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By Emma Amaize

WARRI—LEADERS of Idjerhe (Jesse) Kingdom in Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State have announced the proscription of all youth activities in the area with immediate effect, following the November 13 crisis that led to the razing of the palace of the monarch, HRM Erhiekevwe I.

They also urged security agencies to fish out and prosecute those behind the act.

The resolutions were taken at an enlarged meeting of Idjerhe elders, convened by Chief Anthony Akpomiemie and Mr. John Nani, member representing Ethiope West constituency in Delta State House of Assembly.

The communiqué was signed by the  Iyasere of Idjerhe Kingdom,  Chief Gabriel Emeje, and others of the kingdom.

Vanguard was informed at the meeting presided over by Chief Ogude that the leaders discussed the crisis which resulted in the burning down of the palace of the Ovie of Idjerhe, Erhiekevwe I, on Tuesday, November 13. 2012.

The leaders condemned in the strongest terms the burning down of the palace of the Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom and directed all sons and daughters / non-indigenes that fled the kingdom as a result of the crisis to return home..

They also decided that law enforcement agencies be allowed to conduct unbiased investigation, screen those arrested and release those not involved in the crisis.

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