The death of Esogban of Benin, Chief David Edebiri, has been confirmed by members of his family on Thursday.
According to details by the family, Chief Edebiri died at the age of 93.
He died on Wednesday at 12:20pm.
It was gathered that the Esogban who is next after the Iyase (Prime Minister) of Benin is often referred to as the Odiownere of Benin Kingdom.
Esogban’s last major outing was the March 18th governorship and State House of Assembly elections where he voted.
“Chief has not been too strong and we took him to the hospital a few days ago and he died this afternoon,” the family said.
Chief Edebiri who was a journalist with Daily Times and a writer unveiled two books in 2022 titled “Tripod of Life: Essence of Benin Tradition and Culture” and “The Life and Times of Iyase N’Ohenmwen”.