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Late chief, Mrs, Princess Amoguye Timiyan.

The traditional ruler of Ogulagha Kingdom, HRM Elder Capt Dr. King Joseph I. Timiyan (JP) and family members have kicked-off plans and arrangements for the burial of his mother late Chief Mrs. (Princess) Amoguye Timiyan.

Before her death, she was the Ebike Ogulagha-Ibe-Miyen-Ere of Ogulagha Kingdom and royal mother of the monarch.

At an enlarged meeting held at the monarch’s residence on Friday in Warri, Delta State, the monarch and family announced Friday 4th November, 2022 for her burial.

Also, a 9-member Central Planning Committee was set up to plan, coordinate and ensure the burial is successful.

Chairman of the committee, Chief Linus Yeinanagbeha said the burial ceremony which kicks-off Friday, 4th November, will last for three days with every arrangements being made to give her a befitting burial.

“We love our mother. And so anything that other people are doing, we are going to do it to honour our mother. That is why we are taking a decorated barge with spaces for musicians to play on board. Also, the casket will be conveyed by a special boat capable of ferrying 60 persons, moving in line with the barge.

“The king’s mother played a very good role and therefore everybody is serious. And that is why people volunteer themselves to constitute the committee so that we can give our mother a befitting burial,” he added.

Other members of the committee are Chief Larry Adanike, secretary, Chief Isaiah Ibilou, Chief (Barr.) Michael Akoubodo, Chief Samuel Timiyan, Chief Emaye Benidiwei JP, Capt. Dickson Timiyan, Chief Felix Eguare, and Mrs. Doris Gabriel.

The late Chief (Mrs.) Amoguye passed away on Tuesday, 30 August 2022 after a brief illness.