The Itsekiri nation is said to be in confusion over how to crown the Olu of Warri-designate, Omoba Tsola Emiko, as crowns for coronation dissappear.
The 410 year old crowns are a pair comprising diamond and silver for Ogiame (monarch) and his Olori (queen) respectively. They have been used by 14 past Olus since Ogiame Atuwatse (Dom Domingos) in the early 1600s.
The coronation of Emiko as the 21st Olu is scheduled to take place in early July in Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri.
A source close to the Palace disclosed that the the crowns are expected to be returned before the coronation as coronation without them is unimaginable.
The Zone 5 headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Asaba, Delta State is said to have dived into search for the disappeard crowns.
Another source disclosed that one Isaac Dorsu, led an Itsekiri team to the command headquarters on Wednesday seeking their involvement in the search for the crowns, The Nation reports.
“It is true that the matter is now in the hands of the AIG (Zone 5). That is all I can tell you for now,” he added.
The crowns are said to be very important as their values exceed money.
They are items with historical, cultural, and heritage value.
The crowns are said to have disappeared over a week ago.