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The Oba of Benin, OBA Ewuare II, has appealed to the British Government to return the artifacts carted away from the kingdom by the British during the Benin invasion of 1897, saying that the artifacts belong to the Benin Museum. 

Oba Ewuare II also expressed his readiness to partner the British Embassy to fight human trafficking in Edo State and Nigeria as a whole, asserting that the trade is inhuman and must be stopped. VISIT: The Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom, Oharisi III, (right) and the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, when he paid homage to the Oba in the Oba’s palace in Benin City, Edo State.

 The Oba, made this declaration when the British Deputy High Commissioner, Laura Beavfils, paid him a courtesy visit in his palace, described human trafficking as evil and inhuman, which according to him, affected everyone negatively. The royal father commended the British government for its effort at fighting the menace, assuring the envoy of the investment opportunities in the state such the Gelegele Export Processing Zone project as well as the Art, Culture and Tourism potential in the city.

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