The official coronation of Prince Tsola Emiko as the Olu of Warri kingdom is set to take place on Saturday, August 21, 2021 will proceed despite the missing crown from the palace.
According to reports it was gathered that the two sons of the predecessor, Ogiame Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko were connected to the stolen crown.
The reports revealed that the two princes, Prince Onyowoli Emiko and Prince Omatsuli Emiko, were declared wanted on the allegation that they broke into the private apartment of the Olu of Warri, where they allegedly stole the ancient crown.
However a credible source in the palace said that despite the missing crown , the coronation will go ahead as scheduled.
“Arrangements are in top gear for the coronation on Saturday. Nothing will stop the occasion” the source confirmed.
It could be recalled that following the transition of the immediate past Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, in December 2020, the palace was reportedly invaded and the 400-year-old crown and symbol of the Itsekiri monarchy were declared missing.
Ogiame’s passage had created a succession tussle in the kingdom, until Prince Tsola Emiko, the son of Olu Atuwatse, was eventually chosen as the Olu-elect.