Olu Of Warri’s crown goes missing, police declares two Princes wanted for theft

The Nigerian Police have declared two Princes of the Itsekiri Kingdom wanted, in connection with the missing crown of the Olu of Warri.

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The Regional Police HQ, Zone 5, Benin City‎, has identified the two sons of the immediate past Olu of Warri, late Ogiame Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, as Prince Onyowoli Emiko and Prince Omatsuli Emiko, … The Sun reports.

According to the outlet, the wanted princes Onyowoli Emiko and Omatsuli Emiko, allegedly broke into the private apartment of the Olu of Warri and stole the royal crown from there.

They were reportedly declared wanted by the Police Force Interpol Section, Force Criminal Investigation Department, Zone 5 Headquarters, Benin City with Warrants of Arrest issued by a Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State.

According to information obtained from the arrest warrant, Prince Oyowoli Emiko is said to be wanted “for the offence of breaking into the secret apartment of the HRM Olu of Warri and stealing the Royal Crown”.

He is said to be “a student, Itsekiri by tribe, Aged 30 years, 5.2ft of height”, while his younger brother, 27-year-old Omatsuli Emiko, 5.6ft in height and also a student, is wanted for the same offence.

Meanwhile, information also shared online by the Police gazette stated that they were declared wanted by the IG, Zone ‘5’ Benin City on the orders of the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.

The latest development comes days before the coronation of Omoba Prince Tsola Emiko as the new and 21st Olu of Warri on Saturday, August 21.

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