By G9ija

Commercial shops were on Saturday shut down as the People of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom observed the final rite of passage of their late King, HRM (Prof.) Oghenero Paul Okumagba, Idama II.

A section of Warri are Okere market, Polokor and Karien markets were also shut down.

It is now difficult for anyone to buy or sell anything within the community.

However, Commercial tricycle operators were allowed to do their businesses to ease the movements of persons and invited guests to the Okere-Urhobo palace and other destinations within the town.

Activities of the final rite of passage began October 2.

HRM (Prof.) Oghenero Paul Okumagba, Idama II joined his ancestors recently after battling with a protracted ailment.

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