Navy captain A.I.Onyearugbulem (August 7 1998 till May 29 1999)
controversy with the highly respected Oba of Benin.
Navy Captain Onyearugbulem suspended Oba of Benin for alleged partisanship in endorsing an APP governorship candidate. At a stage, some traditional priest in the Benin Kingdom threatened to launch spiritual warfare against his administration if he failed to apologise to the Oba of Benin. Onyearugbulem later apologised before he was eventually removed as administrator of the state.