The Oba of Benin – His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II, will receive another set of looted artefacts comprising is two bronzes from Cambridge and Aberdeen in the United Kingdom.

In a statement publicized on Tuesday, the Secretary to the Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irobor, asserted that Catriona Laing – the British High Commissioner to Nigeria would return the bronzes to the palace of the Oba of Benin, in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.

“The general public is hereby invited to join His Royal Majesty in receiving the Benin Bronzes of Okpa “Cockerel” and the Bronze burst of an Oba (Uhunilao) both from Jesus College, Cambridge in Britain and Aberdeen in Scotland, respectively.

“The general public is invited to the physical handing over of the Benin Bronze artefacts to the Oba of Benin.

“All invited guests are to be seated by 11.00 am,” the statement partly read.

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