THE Benin Traditional Council BTC has described as false and misleading a reported visit by the Crown Prince of Benin to Chief E.K. Clark at his Asokoro residence.
This was contained in a release by the Secretary of the BTC Frank Irabor and made available to Sunday Observer.
The release read in parts, “the attention of the Benin Traditional Council has been drawn to NTA Network News at 9 p.m. of Thursday, 12th March, 2015, wherein it was reported that the Crown Prince of Benin visited Chief E. K. Clark at his Asokoro residence.  This is to let the general public know that the news was totally false and misleading.
“His Royal Highness, Crown Prince (Amb.) Eheneden Erediauwa, the Edaiken N’Uselu, who although has his personal respect for Chief E.K. Clark, did not visit him on the occasion reported.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Crown Prince had been in Benin during this period, and had not traveled to Abuja.
“ The NTA reporter erred in his report.  He did not get the correct name and identity of the person that visited Chief E.K. Clark.  The Benin Traditional Council demands a retraction and correction of the news, and an apology to the Crown Prince of Benin, for this embarrassment.  The above statements apply to all print and electronic media that might have also inadvertently carried this falsehood”.