I have a photocopy of Chapter One: The Home of the Enahoros, culled from “Fugitive Offender”.
I shall be posting it shortly. It eloquently describes the fascinating family tradition of listening to moonlight tales told by the women of the household who passed the oral traditions of the family from generation to generation.
The account rendered by Chief Anthony Enahoro (as he recalled it being rendered to him at age 10 – quite remote in time from early 1962 when he formally put it on paper) emphasizes a special relationship between Uromi, Irrua and Ekpoma on one hand and the Benin Royal Court/Portugal on the other. Interestingly, this version identifies Ijesan (first Onoje of Uromi) as a son of “King Ogiso” of Benin. The site where Ijesan’s portuguese mother was buried reportedly remains a place of worship today in Efandion area of Uromi called the Tree of Remembrance.
Such questions are for you ( as a proud descendant of that proud tradition) to unearth – which I know you will. Once I type up the section I culled from the Chief’s Book, I shall post it verbatim. Thanks for making me to look deeper into this matter. Next time I am in Uromi I shall stop by the Efandion Tree to pay respects. Warm regards