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Bonny Kingdom mourns as Amanyanabo, Others Pay Last Respects to Father-In-Law


Though a day of glitz and glamour, for the Queen of Bonny Kingdom, Her Majesty, Queen Paula, and her husband, the Amanyanabo and Natural Ruler of Bonny Kingdom, His Majesty, King Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple III, CON, Perekule XI, it was a sad day.


It was a day to pay last respects to the King’s father-in-law, Late Amaopusenibo Lawrence Apawari Igoni Benstowe, who passed on to the great beyond recently.

During his lifetime, the deceased was a distinguished titled citizen (Amaopusenibo) of Bonny Kingdom, and the Chairman of the Elders’ Council of the Benstowe Chieftaincy House of Grand Bonny Kingdom. It was no surprise the sheer mammoth crowd that turned out to mourn his departure.



The last journey began from the Ashes to Ashes Mortuary, Bonny to the Benstowe Chieftaincy House Opuwari, adjacent to the famous Ikuba Square, where a short Valedictory Session was held in his honour. Chief and Head of the originating house of the Benstowe House, Captain Hart House, Se-Alabo Reginald Hart, who presided over the session, praised the astute qualities of the deceased during his lifetime.



From there the remains of the deceased, accompanied by the colourful motorcade that comprised the funeral procession, moved to his family house, the Igoni Family Home, at Orosikiri Community, from where the motorcade that was an endless convoy of several vehicles moved to the Ibanise Hall, Akiama, Bonny.



From the Ibanise Hall, Akiama the funeral procession moved to the deceased’s residence at Aganya, where an open air funeral service was held in his honour by the Logos Ministries, Bonny Branch.


The remains of the late Amaopusenibo Lawrence Apawari Igoni Benstowe, who, during his lifetime, was the Chairman of the Benstowe Chieftaincy House and father-in-law to the Amanyanabo and Natural Ruler of Grand Bonny Kingdom, His Majesty, King Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple III, CON, Perekule XI was interred at the Bonny Cemetery at about 5pm on Saturday, March 27, 2021.


His demise marks an era of fĂȘted leadership, self-effacing social impact drive, and diligence in the preservation of Bonny Kingdom’s traditional and cultural ethos that were the hallmarks of the life he lived while on earth.

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Loveth Ogedegbe: Thursday, 8 April 2021 at 4/08/2021 08:57:00 pm

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