The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has called on Nigerian youths to stay away from money rituals.
The statement was made by Oba Ewuare on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Holy Aruosa Cathedral in Benin to round off the 2018 annual Igue Festival Celebrations.
He stated that youths, who make their wealth by killing people or stealing female underwear for money ritual, woud not go without consequence.
He further stated that the behaviour was abominable and alien to Benin customs and tradition.
The monarch interceded for Nigeria and her leaders and urged politicians and youths to shun acts that could undermine free, fair and credible elections in 2019.
Ahead of the 2019 general election, he also warned politicians to stay away from violence and other damaging step to the electoral process.
He called on Nigerian youths not to allow politicians use them as political thugs to cause mayhem during elections.
He announced a N2 million cash donation as welfare fund to assist children of indigent worshipers of Holy Aruosa Cathedral and the development of the church which was built in 15th Century.
The traditional ruler also announced a N50, 000 cash gift for the church choir in addition to the sum of N100, 000 donation to other departments of the church.
In his message, the Chief Priest of Holy Aruosa Cathedral, Ohen-Osa Harrison Okao, congratulated the Oba, who was clad in a white royal apparel with a beaded cap and a pair of glasses.
He called on the congregation not to adulterate Benin culture and traditions.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Oba was accompanied by his wives to the church service which was conducted in Edo language.