The Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe, has said Ayiri Emami would remain suspended as the Ologbotsere of the kingdom until after the coronation of the Olu-designate, Prince Tsola Emiko.
He disclosed this to Vanguard, yesterday, saying it was a decision by the Council of Chiefs.
The Iyatsere, Chief Amatserunleghe, who is also the acting Chairman of the Council of Chiefs and the Olu Advisory Council said the Regent of Warri Kingdom, Prince Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh, and the Ruling House had written to notify the Council of Chiefs of the suspension, adding that the council would set up a committee to try the suspended Ologbotsere.
He said: “I cannot say how long the suspension of the Ologbotsere will last. It is the Olu that will make pronouncement on this. I cannot say the exact time this will last. The Regent and the Ruling House wrote the Council of Chiefs on the suspension and the allegations against him.
“So, we the Council of Chiefs will set up a committee to try him. And until this process is exhausted and the Olu makes his final pronouncement, he will remain suspended. And all this will run until after the coronation of the Olu-designate.”
It will be recalled that the Regent had announced the suspension of the Ologbotsere over allegations of abuse of office at a briefing recently in front of the Olu Palace in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Continuing, the Iyatsere said the chiefs met, yesterday, at the Olu Palace in Warri South over the traditional rites for the late monarch.
Some of the chiefs at the meeting were Gabriel Awala, Yaya Pesu, Brown Mene, Dr Roland Oritsejafor, Solomon Areyenka, among others.