The paramount ruler of the Idoma nation, His Royal Highness, Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa has gone on hunting expedition.
The monarch, a native of Ogbadibo and ascended the throne in 1996 following the exit of HRM Abraham Ajene Okpani.
Obekpa was born in December 21, 1944, in Otukpa, Ogbadibo LGA.
Before becoming paramount ruler, Obekpa was a trained teacher, business administrator, public servant and traditionalist.
He got married in 1969 and is blessed with about nine children.
When DAILY POST visited the Och’Idoma Palace on Sunday, a man who simply identified himself as Oji, claimed the news of the death of the king is untrue.
Oji insisted the king is hale and hearty and currently attending to some issues in the palace.
When sought to speak with the king, he said, “I told you he’s in a meeting and you want to disrupt his meeting.”
Another man who refused to identify himself, admitted the king has truly gone on hunting expedition, but it won’t be announced as tradition demands.
“In Idoma land, kings don’t die, they go on hunting expedition. Agabaidu will be right back,” he said.