A prophetess, Edith Okoh has been banished from Idumuogo kingdom, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State for assaulting the traditional ruler of the kingdom, His Royal Highness (HRH), Obi Samuel Otiegede III, Obi of Idumuogo kingdom.
It was learnt that Prophetess Okoh, carried trip of sand to her land but the heavy duty vehicle encroached into the monarch’s farmland destroying some crops.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of the prophetess, the traditional ruler, Obi Otiegede, said he went on a tour of the kingdom but was welcome with the news of the destruction on his farmland.
The monarch revealed that prophetess Okoh, is from Ubulu-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Council of the state but her mother is related to him via the father.
Hear him: “I went on a tour and when I returned about 2:00 pm, I entered into my farm to look around and I discovered that a big lorry had entered my farm”, stating that he was hinted of the intruder.
“The following day, I sent for her to find out what happened but the person I sent didn’t see her but dropped the message for her. Later, I saw a woman coming and shouting, when I came out to see who it was, it was the woman. She asked me to shut up”.
According to the monarch, the prophetess wanted to hurt him with sticks but others who were around quickly came to his aide, “she said she is a native doctor. I thought she will apologize to me for destroying my farmland but she rather resorted to abusing me. She almost hit me with something. When people came, they wanted to beat her but I pleaded on her behalf”.
The Obi also noted that Prophetess Okoh reported him to the police over threat to her life, “when the police came, the way she was speaking, the police were angry and they told her to address me well before she could manage to greet me and others”, pointing out that he stopped his daughter who resides at Issele-Uku from arresting the woman when she got wind of the story.
Meanwhile, the Obi-in-council has banished the woman from the kingdom according to the common laws of the land as it is a desecration to assault a king. Because it is against the tradition, “the idea there is that she must not stay a night longer by sleeping in the community overnight. I also pleaded with them not to hurt her but she should leave the community in peace. I also called the DPO and sent two persons to him to narrate the situation”.
Asked if there was any query or impending conflict, the monarch who was corroborated by his wife said, “No, she has lived with us for so many years and we have not had any course for query especially with family members on the land she has been using as church”, the monarch concluded.