By Emma Arubi
WARRIâ€”THE Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom, Warri North Council area of Delta state, HRM Gold Eyituoyo Tiemo, Bini-Pere 111, has dissociated himself from the alleged kidnap saga of one Isaac Thinkan along Koko road after a court case.
He said he had no business involving himself in such unwholesome activity because he had no case with the said Mr. Isaac Thikan who was dragged to court by the Commissioner of Police over traditional matters of the kingdom.
Speaking to Vanguard through the Fiyewei of Egbema, Chief Jonathan E. K. Tiemo, the monarch said he was a man of peace who was fully in support of Governor Uduaghanâ€™s peace and security agenda in the state.
He revealed that the said Isaac Thikan was parading himself as a king of Egbema against government advice, even after the High Court sitting at Oghara had restrained him from doing so.
Vanguard can authoritatively reveal that HRM Gold Tiemoâ€™s ascension to the throne was approved and had been duly Gazzeted by the state government.
A letter, with Ref: No.CH625/vol.111/612A,Â from the Administratorsâ€™ Office, dated July 27,1994, and signed by one C.C. Enwemwa for the Director-General, Directorate of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Asaba, stated:Â Â â€œI am directed to inform you that the State Executive Council has graciously approved your appointment as the Agadagba of Egbema in Warri North Local Government Area. Your appointment takes effect from 30th March, 1988â€.
In another letter with Ref. No.CH/625/vol.v/324 dated 30th August, 2005 signed by L.S. Uwafili, Permanent Secretary, for Hon. Commissioner and addressed to Mr. Isaac P. Thikan of Ajakoroama Town, titled â€œImpersonating the Agadagba of Egbema.
Warning Letterâ€, it was stated amongst others that â€œthe purpose of this letter, therefore, is to draw your attention to the official position and to warn you to desist from parading yourself as a traditional ruler, thereby threatening the peace in Egbema Kingdomâ€.
Vanguard last Friday had erroneously published the kidnap of the said Mr. Isaac Thikan as the Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom.