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Oba of Benin sacks Holy Aruosa Church priest for non-compliance with ancient tradition

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The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has suspended the Chief Priest of Holy Arousa Cathedral, Ohen-Osa Harrison Okao, for alleged non-compliance with ancient custom and tradition of the church.

A statement issued by Secretary, Benin Traditional Council (BTC) Frank Irabor, on Thursday, revealed the decision was jointly taken by the traditional head of the church, HRM Oba Ewuare the second, joint elders committee and top palace chiefs after Okao was found guilty of violating the long-standing rules of the church.

The statement said the removal of the priest of the church is “predicated upon long-standing lingering breach and nonchalance over several years by Mr Harrison Okao pertaining to the age-old custom and tradition regarding the continuous unauthorized officiating as Ohenosa of the Holy Aruosa Church of Benin,”

It read, “The decision is expected to bring lasting peace, sanity and tranquillity to the holy spiritual environment that is imperative in the Holy Aruosa Cathedral of Benin, which has hitherto been absent in the Holy Arousa, because of the non-compliance with traditions and customs by Harrison Okao over several years.”

Okao was ordered to handover the church property, paraphenalia of office as the Ohenosa to the head Iweguae Chief Esere.

He was also warned to refrain from operating the bank accounts of the Cathedral with immediate effect.

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