The dethroned Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Ayiri Emami, was on Wednesday, Nov. 24, arraigned by the police before a Warri South Chief Magistrates’ Court in Delta State for allegedly stealing two royal crowns valued at N2bn. Part of the charges read, “That you Chief Ayirimi Emami “M” and others now at large on 30th March 2021 at about 11:30pm(2330hrs) at Olu Palace, Warri in the Warri Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony such as burglary and stealing and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap C21 Vol. 1 laws of Delta State 2006. The case was then adjourned till January 19, 2022, for further hearing.
“That you Chief Ayirimi Emami”m”and others now at large on the 30th March at about 11:30pm(2330hrs) at Olu Palace Warri in the Warri Magisterial District did stole two crowns value two billion naira(N2,000,000,000.00) property of Itseliri Kingdom and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap C21 Vol.1 laws of Delta State 2006.” The Court presided over by Mrs. Diejomaoh, a Chief Magistrate Court however granted Chief Ayirimi Emami bail with two sureties with two million naira each. The two sureties, the Court said, must be level fifteen civil servants. The Police arraignment of Chief Emami is contained in Charge No:MW/178C/2021 on three count charges. The Delta State Police Command arraigned Chief Ayirimi Emami before a magistrate court sitting in Warri over the alleged invasion of the Palace of the Olu of Warri.