The Benin Traditional Council has released the funeral rites of late OBA of Benin, Oba Erediauwa Uku Akpolokpolo who reunited with his ancestors a month ago.

According to a statement signed by the Secretary of Benin Traditional Council, Mr Frank Irabor, the programme of events will begin

DATE Event
Wednesday 25th May 2016 with Ekioba rites
Thursday 26th May 2016 Ekenaka
Friday 27th May 2016 Agbado
Saturday 28th May 2016 Eken
Sunday 29 May 2016 Izakhue and entertainment of guests.
Monday 30 May 2016 Ekenaka
Tuesday 31 May 2016 Agbado
Wednesday 1 June 2016 Eken
Thursday 2 June 2016 Ekioba
Friday 3 June 2016 Ekenaka
Saturday 4 May 2016 Ihako
Sunday June 5 2016 Eken
Monday 6 June Ekioba
Tuesday 7 June 2016 Ikpowia
Wednesday 8 June 2016. final day

While advising, everyone to go about their normal businessess, without fear, the statement, also cautioned every one to stay away from places where traditional rites that are not open to the public are performed during the period.

The statement further added that all unfamiliar sounds which are intended to warn people, especially the women to keep away may be heard in places, but it should not cause any anxiety among the public.

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