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BREAKING: Obasogie Of Benin, Eduwu Ekhator Is Dead. Governor Obaseki Mourns

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Obasogie Of Benin, Eduwu Ekhator Is Dead

The Obasogie of Benin, Chief Eduwu Ekhator is dead.

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki confirmed his death in a tweet on Monday.

The governor described him as a noble man who was a great asset to the Benin Kingdom.

He wrote: “I received the news of the death of the Obasogie of Benin, Chief Eduwu Ekhator with a heavy heart.

“Chief Ekhator was a noble man, with a good heart. He was amiable and peaceful, which mark him out as a great asset of the Benin Kingdom. He will be greatly missed.”

Although details about his death remained sketchy as of press time, Obasogie, in the old Benin Kingdom, was a warrior who defended the kingdom against external invasion. He gallantly resisted the British from invading Benin Kingdom during the punitive expedition.

He was also a black blacksmith and sculptor. Most of his designs and works can be found in and around the city.

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