Obasogie of Benin Eduwu Ekhator is dead

Obasogie of Benin Eduwu Ekhator

The Obasogie of Benin Chief Eduwu Ekhator has passed on.

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki confirmed his death in a tweet on Monday.

The governor described him as a noble man who was a great asset to the Benin Kingdom.

He wrote: “I received the news of the death of the Obasogie of Benin, Chief Eduwu Ekhator with a heavy heart.

“Chief Ekhator was a noble man, with a good heart. He was amiable and peaceful, which mark him out as a great asset of the Benin Kingdom. He will be greatly missed.”

Although details about his death remained sketchy as of press time, Obasogie, in the old Benin Kingdom, was a warrior who defended the kingdom against external invasion. He gallantly resisted the British from invading Benin Kingdom during the punitive expedition.

He was also a black blacksmith and sculptor. Most of his designs and works can be found in and around the city.