seven days burial ceremony for their late Monarch,HRM.Pere Amakosu
Oduwor III who died at the age of 96years.
The Ogbe-Ijoh Traditional Council led by the Ijaw Toro-Ebediwei of
Warri and regent of Ogbe-Ijoh Kingdom,Chief (Dr.) S.Y.Mamamu JP, made
the announcement in a statement issued to newsmen at the premises of
the Ogbe-Ijoh town hall on Friday March 28,2014.
Chief Mamamu explained that the Ogbe-Ijoh Tradidtional Council made the
announcement in line with the tradition and customs of the people of
Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom noting that the late monarch was the third in
the lineage of Oduwor,the first child of Ewein and founder of
Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom. He described the late monarch as an epitome
of peace and one that attracts progress and development to the
Kingdom. He added that it was during the reign of the late monarch that
Ogbe-ijoh became the Headquarters of Warri South West Local Government
Chief Mamamu said the seven day burial ceremony for the late monarch
which is billed to take place May this year, will begin on Saturday
May 24 with the traditional wake keeping (duwe dein koru) masquerade
display (ogbolomo) and traditional cleansing (igodo).
Sunday, 25thMay,interdenominational service at Ogbe-Ijoh by all Christians.
Monday May 26 ceremonial dances by Sub-Communities in Ogbe-Ijoh Warri
Tuesday May 27 will feature pere ogele in Warri township stadium,boat
regatta and ceremonial dances by Sub-Communities
,Bomobolou,Arentoghen and Odidi zones as well as Warri corner
Wednesday 28,condolence visit by Traditional rulers and other
dignitaries while selected musicians will be on stage.
Tuesday May 29 condolence visit by the Executive Governor of Delta
State,Dr.Emmanuel Uduaghan and other Governors while selected
musicians will also be on stage.
Friday May 30 procession by the quarters by Ogbe-Ijoh Warri
Kingdom(Anda-Ogele and Suo-Ogele.