Asaba Monarch Dies Days After Celebrating 100th Birthday

The traditional ruler of Asaba, the Delta State capital city, His Royal Majesty, Joseph Chike Edozien, is reportedly dead.

Edozien, the 13th Asagba of Asaba, joined his ancestors on Wednesday, barely a month after celebrating his 100th birthday anniversary.

The monarch’s demise filtered into the streets of Asaba on Wednesday night, with residents of the state capital describing his death as a great loss to the entire Asaba Kingdom.

At the time of this report, neither the palace nor the Delta State government was yet to officially announce the demise of the revered monarch.

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