Prince Eheneden Erediauwa who was formerly crowned as the Edaiken of Useful has been crown after the successful completion of the mandatory traditional rites, after which he was escorted to his Uselu Palace.
As the Edaiken of Uselu, the heir apparent to the Benin traditional stool is expected to be in Uselu, which will become his temporal place for 90 days. The event attracted a large crowd of people, who thronged the palace.
Shops and other business outlets were also shut as a mark of honor and solidarity with the crowned prince. The Oba Market and some streets as well as roads housing some traditional shrines were cordon-off by security personnel and manned by colorfully-dressed palace chiefs.