The Dein of Agbor kingdom, His Royal Majesty,
Dr. Benjamin Keagborekuzi I, has in an address to newsmen warned that cultism
and armed robbery are not welcomed in Agbor kingdom and thereby advised those
engaged in those social vices to quit or face the consequences.
The Royal Majesty gave the warning
while expressing sadness over the recent killing of a young man named Williams
John Monye in Agbor by some group of cultists. He said that cultism and robbery
are not allowed at all in Agbor kingdom from anybody, saying that involvement
in these social vices, is a big problem to the kingdom as it will also hamper
the peace and development of the kingdom, adding that it will also make the
criminals involved to lose their livelihood, affirming that most of the people
in Agbor kingdom know who the hoodlums are. He urged his subjects to reveal the
criminals identities and hideouts, noting that it is high time for all to stop
hiding the criminals that are bringing bad names to the kingdom and send them
out of our society.
Speaking further, he said, “as far as
I am concern, if you are involved in any detrimental form of cultism, robbery
and other social vices, I do not see you as an Agbor man or woman because, you
are destroying your people and your kingdom, therefore, what your people need
to do is to have courage not only as Agbor people but as good citizens of
He encouraged his subjects to be
honest in identifying the real criminals and not their brothers or sisters as
criminals which they are not simply because they have misunderstandings with them.
“I will also like to see a situation where an
armed robber is caught and the entire
Agbor people move to the court for the judge to be scared by the number of
residents before him to do the right thing to avoid granting the criminal bail
or assist him get off the charge.
While calling on Agbor people to
support him and the Agbor Divisional Police Officer, SP Dike Albert together
with other security agencies in Agbor to flush out criminals in order to move
the kingdom forward, His Royal Majesty advised the youths engaging in crimes to
drop their arms, go to school, get entrepreneurship and then make meaningful
use of their time and talents, warning that any one caught in crime, he will
call for such criminal to be brought to the palace to be disciplined
traditionally and then handled back to the police to be jailed.
Emphasizing that he does not support
criminals in his kingdom, the monarch enjoined those having challenges to look
to their families or visit the palace as he will help in any way he can, rather
than going into crime that will in turn destroy their livelihood.