The Edo state government has removed Anselm Eidenojie as the Ojuromi of Uromi in Esan north-east local government area of the state.
His dethronement was made official in a letter dated November 9, 2016, signed by Professor Julius Ihonvbere, the secretary to the state government.
The government statement entitled, “Deposition from office as Ojuromi of Uromi: Addendum,” and this statement reads in part: “Please, be informed that the initial exco decision of October 26, 2016, has been further affirmed.
Consequently, you have been deposed as the Ojuromi of Uromi, pursuant to Section 28 (1 and II) of the Traditional Rulers and Chiefs Law, 1979.”
Recently Anselm Eidenojie had filed a lawsuit against Governor Adams Oshiomhole along with the commissioner of police, the assistant inspector-general ofpolice, the inspector-general of police, Ms. Okoebor and Matthew Okoebor, over his suspension.
The monarch described suspension as violation of his fundamental rights and demanded a compensation of N1bn for damages.
Recall that Mr Eidonojie had earlier been given a 7-day suspension for allegedly assaulting Ms. Betty Okoebor during the September governorship election.
The incident was a follow-up to his failure to respond to a query issued to him and travelling outside the country without permission.
Mr. Eidonojie was later suspended for one year over alleged misconduct and other offences.
Meanwhile, according to Punch reports, there are protests ongoing at major roads in the area, where Uromi town residents disagree with the governmnt’s decision.