The polite violence of the language on the sales page is sickening. As a euphemism for 'stolen', the writer uses the word 'collected.'
The good news is that this sale of a stolen good is being resisted. Please contact Kayode Ogundamisi if you can offer legal help, or want to register you support to the campaign. firstname.lastname@example.org.
One would hope that the Edo State Government and relevant traditional leaders are alerted to the attempt to double a wrong.
I would imagine that a formal public request for the stolen artefact should be made, and arrangements for its safe-keeping (and public display) in Benin now considered.
Click here to go to the petition page and here for the Facebook campaign page.