Hmm, History was made yesterday in Igbodo Kingdom of Ika North LGA of Delta State, when a day-Old baby boy was crowned to become the crown price of the kingdom, ostensibly to forestall any succession controversy or problem in future.
He was crowned some few hours after his birth, in fact it was done within the hospital environment. To address the succession issue once and for all warranted the Igbodo ruling house to move straight to the hospital where the boy was given birth to and crowned him there without further consultation
The boy, named Ugochukwu was crowned by the leaders of the delegation from the Igbodo palace at St. Luke’s hospital Asaba.
It was gathered that Ugochukwu was delivered on Wednesday night and crowned the following morning. The delegates who went to crowed the prince were led by Chief Eugene Iyeke with members of the Obi-in-council and notable indigenes.
It was also recalled that the present Obi of Igbodo, Obi Ikechukwu Osedume 1, succumbed to the wishes of his people by formerly marrying an indigene of the community in accordance to the native law and custom early in October 2013. And it was the wife that bore the boy that was crowned yesterday morning in the hospital.