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Delta Kingdom loses 115 yrs old monarch after 2 yrs reign

HRM Joshua Aghagba, Amathovo I,
the Odio-Ologbo of Irri Kingdom, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta
State, has passed on at 115 years.

Announcing the monarch’s demise,
the kingdom, in a statement said he “passed on peacefully and this was
witnessed by all his biological children and members of his immediate family.”

The statement signed by the
President-General of the Irri Federated Union, Chief Adonis Abuwere, and the
monarch’s son Prince Joseph Aghagba said the traditional ruler was “a devoted
Anglican member all his life.

“As the leader and representative
of the Amathovo Ruling House of Irri Kingdom, he completed all his traditional
chieftaincy rites.

He eventually became the
Odio-Ologbo of Irri Kingdom with the Staff of Office presented to him by His
Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on 30 November 2017.

“During his last days, HRM’s
major request from man and prayer to God was for his kingdom of Irri to be
peaceful, progressive and prosperous. Today, Irri kingdom enjoys relative peace
with stable leadership.”

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