The crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, on Saturday began his coronation journey by trekking a distance of about 10 kms from his palace at Uselu to Eko-Ohae.
Erediauwa, who would be crowned the 39th Oba of Benin, left Uselu at about 3:45 p.m.accompanied by a large crowd, mainly indigenes of Uselu.
He climbed a 500-year-old palm tree as part of his coronation process.
Commercial activities were paralysed along the routes he trekked through from the Benin-Lagos Road, through Lagos Street to Ekpo-Ohae at Urhokpota hall.
He moved to the `Iyan-akpan’ now known as the popular five-junction, where Chiefs from Uselu community handed him to Chiefs from Benin.
Various cultural troupes including the Iten Edo Theatre Group and Benin Royal Dynasty Trust Dance entertained the crowd..