Oba of Benin invokes charms last exposed to sunlight 800 years ago against human traffickers

Chief David Edebiri is the Esogban of Benin Kingdom. As the Odionwere of the Kingdom, he is responsible for the security and progress in the Kingdom. In this interview, Esogban who is the second in command in the hierarchy of the first class chiefs of the Oba of Benin after the Iyase of Benin, explained why the Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare 11 placed a curse on human traffickers and cultists in the state. He disclosed that the charms which he described as missiles used by the Oba in placing the curse had not seen sunlight for 800 years, which was an indication that the revered monarch was very concerned about the activities of human traffickers which had obviously given the kingdom a bad name. According to Esogban, whoever failed to heed the warning of the Oba would surely incur the wrath of the gods especially if the perpetrator ever drank or drinks the water from the Kingdom or set his or her foot in Benin Kingdom.