Ateke Tom, ex-militant leader crowned king of Okochiri in Rivers [PHOTOS]

A former militant leader, Ateke Tom, has been crowned Amanyanabo of Okochiri town in Wakirike , Rivers state.

The coronation was marked by traditional dances, traditional rites and musical displays.

Thousands of Okrika people witnessed the event.

Governor Nyesom Wike was among personalities at the event held in Okochiri, Okrika Local government area on Saturday.

Other prominent Rivers citizens were were Chief Kenneth Kobani, Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Chief Chidi Wihioka, Elder statesman Chief Emma Anyanwu, Dr. Abiye Sekibo, former Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Evans Bipi and Rt. Hon. Adams Dabotorudima, Hon. Wellington Granville.

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In his remark, Wike advised the newly crowned monarch against being used to disunite the people of Okrika town and to further establish himself as an agent of unity and progress.

While congratulating the Traditional Ruler for his successful coronation as the King of Okochiri, Wike lauded the people of the town for installing a traditional ruler who fought for them.

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