Day-old baby emerges Crown Prince of Igbodo kingdom
HISTORY was made yesterday in Igbodo Kingdom of Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, when a day old baby boy was crowned to become the crown prince of the kingdom, ostensibly to forestall any succession controversy in future.
He was crowned some few hours after his birth within the hospital environment.
To address the succession issue once and for all warranted the Igbodo ruling house to move straight to the hospital, where the child was born and crowned him there without further protocols.
The child, named Ugochukwu was crowned by the leader of a delegation from the Igbodo palace at St. Luke’s Hospital Asaba, where he boy was delivered.
Vanguard gathered that the boy was delivered on Wednesday night and the following morning (yesterday ) he was crowned. Chief Eugene Iyeke of the ruling house of Igbodo led the delegation to Asaba with members of the Obi-in-council and notable indigenes.
It will be recalled that that the Obi of Igbodo, Obi Ikechukwu Osedume I, succumbed to the wishes of his people by formally marrying an indigene of the community in accordance to the native law and custom early in October last year.
And it was the wife, called Onyinyechukwu, a native of Igbodo that bore the boy that was crowned yesterday morning.