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Cambridge University To Hand Over Looted Statue To Nigeria

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The traditional ruler of Edo state who is referred to as the Oba of Benin city, was at Cambridge University in England, to sign documents on the last step in the handover of a statue of a cock, known as the “Okukur”, that was stolen by the British colonial forces in 1897.

Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II said that he hoped other countries and institutions would return artworks to the kingdom, especially as many have religious significance. Continue Reading

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