In a solemn address during the year-end interactive session with the Owa community, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, the immediate past chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and traditional ruler of Owa Kingdom, expressed deep concern over a disturbing trend.
He raised an alarm regarding the escalating incidents of cemetery invasions within the kingdom, wherein unidentified individuals trespass at odd hours to unearth corpses and extract vital organs.
Urging heightened vigilance and security consciousness among the populace in anticipation of the upcoming festive season, the monarch commended security agents for their efforts in maintaining peace in Owa Kingdom. Concurrently, he called for intensified measures to address the challenges posed by herdsmen attacking crops and farmers in the community.
Dr. Efeizomor 11, underscored the need for residents to refrain from succumbing to the “get rich quick” mentality, commonly referred to as Yahoo, which is reportedly encroaching upon Owa community. Expressing particular alarm at the clandestine cemetery activities, he announced the establishment of a high-powered investigative panel to probe and conduct surveillance, vowing that anyone implicated would face legal consequences regardless of their status.
Moreover, the monarch advocated for increased utilization of the Mother and Child Hospital in Owa Alero, emphasizing the substantial investment made by the Delta State Government in this multi-million naira project. He decried the rising incidence of motorcycle accidents in the area, urging caution among commercial motorcycle operators to mitigate accidents.
The Owa Community in Council called upon individuals from the kingdom occupying positions of authority worldwide to contribute actively to socio-economic and infrastructural development.