The Oba of Benin in Edo State, Oba Ewuare II, is said to have influenced the remand of his palace aides, Nelson Oghogho , a 20-year-old, over allegation that he stole from him.
Nelson, according to SaharaReporters, has been in detention allegedly on the instruction of Oba Ewuare since May, 2021when he was arraigned in court alongside another palace aide, simply identified as Bright who is equally detained.
Quoting an unnamed source, the publication wrote: “So everyone is scared of the big name and the family of this boy is really helpless now; He was detained since May 31, 2021. The strange part is that they even denied his bail even when it was a case of someone being accused of stealing.
“It may also interest you to know that these people are doing everything possible to sweep this issue under the carpet so people don’t know about it and they constantly give the impression that Nelson must serve some time for this outrageous allegation.
“Some time ago, Nelson tried to run away from the palace because of the maltreatment and hardship he had endured. You should also know that his poor parents who are farmers have not been spared by this cruel monarch as their few hard-earned landed properties have been seized and they are constantly at risk.”