By Our Correspondent
The People of Owa Kingdom have been asked to be vigilant and security conscious in order to minimize the incident of crime in the area during the yuletide.
The Traditional Ruler of Owa kingdom, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor 11 gave the charge at the end of year interactive meeting with members of Owa community in his Palace at Owa Oyibu.
The annual Owa Community Council meeting is a forum designed to appraise development in the community, challenges, prospects and way forward to advance the kingdom.
Obi Efeizomor commended the security agents for their efforts at ensuring the peace and security of Owa kingdom and enjoined them to step up efforts towards stamping out the menace of herdsmen attack on crops and farmers in Owa Community.
He enjoined residents to shun the get rich quick syndrome known as Yahoo which was dangerously creeping into Owa community and urged parents to check the excesses of their children and wards during the yuletide.
The Monarch particularly decried the act whereby unknown persons visit the public cemetery at odd hours to exhume dead bodies from the grave and dismember their vital organs saying the unwholesome act must stop, forthwith.
He disclosed that a high powered investigative panel has been constituted to investigate and carry out Surveillance adding that anyone found culpable, no matter, how highly placed would be made to face the full weight of the law.
The Monarch also called for increased patronage of the Mother and Child Hospital in Owa Alero by residents to justify the huge investment on the multi million naira project by the Delta State Government.
The immediate past chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council condemned the increasing rate of motorcycle accidents in the area and tasked motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada to take precaution to reduce the rate of accident in the area .
In a communique at the end of the meeting the Council expressed appreciation to the immediate past Governor of the state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for the development of Owa Kingdom and other communities across Delta State praying God to continue to protect him and his family.
The Owa Community in Council Challenged Sons and daughters of Owa Kingdom in positions of authority, all over the World to Contribute their quota to the speedy socio – economic and infrastructural development of Owa Kingdom.
The Council advised those constructing unauthorized speed breakers in Owa Oyibu and Owa -Alero to desist from doing so in their own interest to avert the wrath of the law.
Special prayers were also offered for good health, long life and wisdom for the Obi of Owa, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor 11 in piloting the affairs of kingdom and for peace, security and continued development of the kingdom.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the various communities that make up Owa Kingdom.