Chief William Ibori, the former Unugbrogo of Oghara kingdom and former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori’s elder brother, had his traditional marriage yesterday (Saturday) to his pretty younger bride in Ogharefe, Ethiope west local government area of Delta state.
Friends, family and loved ones gathered for the wedding ceremony of William Ibori, Chief James Ibori’s elder brother, who was deposed in 2010 by HRM Oreki II, the Ovie of Oghara Kingdom, as an Okakuro (Chief) of Oghara Kingdom, and his beautiful bride.
(There are more photos from the wedding below)
Williams Ibori’s deposition was contained in a letter addressed to him by his Royal Majesty, Oreki II, the Ovie of Oghara Kingdom at a media briefing in his Palace in Oghara.
It read: ‘By the powers vested on me as the Ovie of Oghara Kingdom, I hereby divest you of the position of a Chief (Okakuro) in Oghara Kingdom with immediate effect. This is as a result of your gross acts of disloyalty and disrespect to me and the traditional institution I represent. Furthermore, you unlawfully installed 48 persons as chiefs in Ogharefe. On two occasions, you were summoned by the respected traditional rulers of the 23 Kingdoms in Urhoboland to defend yourself, but you chose to snub the royal fathers.
Please desist forthwith from addressing yourself as a Chief of Oghara Kingdom. Also, you should stop wearing any of the insignia/regalia of a Chief of Oghara Kingdom. All relevant institutions and security agencies have been duly advised of this position.They include the State Security Service, Oghara, the Commandment, Squadron 51, Mopol, the Flag Officer Commanding, Logistics Command, Nigerian Navy, the Council of Chiefs and Elders, among others”.
Vanguard gathered that Chiefs from Oghareki led by Chief Samuel Erubami reported to the Oghara Monarch the activities of Ibori after advice to exercise restraint in his operation to him fell on deaf ears. Ibori could not be reached for comments as at press time.