The widespread of fake news and misinformation in Nigeria is getting worse by the day. In fact, as we speak, if Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration had chosen to stay silent, things would have gone wrong.

The Godwin Obaseki’s administration has denied having a court matter with the Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo.

Governor Obaseki
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Crusoe Osagie is the Special Adviser (media projects) to Obaseki.

He was quick to debunk the report.

The Case Against The Oba Of Benin

Osagie explained that reports claiming that the government initiated a court case against the Oba of Benin was the handiwork of enemies of the state.

The media aide stated this via a statement issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, May 9.


He said: “The rumour making the rounds on social media of an impending court case is the handiwork of enemies of the State.

“It should be disregarded.

“As a matter of fact, in the matter being referenced by the purveyors of the fake news, the Edo State Government is a defendant, which means the State government is being sued”‘.

Also, Osagie insisted that the state government has a close relationship with the Benin monarchy.


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To him, they hold the Oba of Benin in high esteem.


He subsequently urged the public and residents of the state to disregard the reports.

He stated that it was a fabricated rumour and fake.


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