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Esama of Benin, SIR GABRIEL IGBINEDION spoils wife with $240,000 Bentley Convertible for her 62nd birthday

Sir Gabriel Igbinedion and Lady Cherry

THE Esama of Benin Kingdom, Sir Gabriel Igbinedion has just shelled out $240,000 for a new Bentley Continental GT convertible 2013 series for his wife, Lady Cherry Igbinedion as her birthday gift.

Lady Cherry Igbinedion clocked 62 on Sunday, April 13, 2014, and as a surprise, the Esama took his lovely wife on a journey to their London home (the United Kingdom) and presented the wonderful ride to her as gift.

The luxury car is parked inside Igbinedion’s London home where the family held a private party for their matriarch.  The couple and few others in the family are presently in the United States, according to a family source who confirmed the acquisition of the Bentley Continental GT convertible to ENCOMIUM Weekly under condition of anonymity.

“Yes, it is true.  Chief bought the car for his wife as birthday gift.  Chief and his wife are currently in the United States, they are expected to return to Nigeria in a week’s time.”

The Bentley Continental GT convertible 2013 series is described as a grand luxury ride powered by 6.0 liter W-12 engine.  The car weighs up to 5,500 pounds and also has a premium audio system, a touch screen visual system, leather interior and other wonderful features that make driving comfortable.

Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion is a lover of the good life.  To say he lives in luxury is like stating the obvious.  His love for executive automobile is unrivalled.

Before now, the businessman took delivery of a Rolls Royce Phantom valued at £250,000 in 2011. It was the ride he brought to Prince Bisi Olatilo’s 30th wedding anniversary in December 2011. He is said to have ordered for the Rolls Royce Phantom which came in red colour for his 75th birthday ceremony.  He also boasts of other wonderful cars in his garage in his home in Benin City, Edo State.

The man of means presides over chains of businesses which span all sectors of the economy.  He is the Chairman/Group Managing Director of Okada Group of Companies.

His marriage to Lady Cherry Igbinedion has been on for years and they are both blessed with four children, the eldest being Omosede Igbinedion who years back separated from her husband, Prince Alvan Akenzua.  Her siblings are Ivie, Amenze and Orobosa.

 

–           FOLUSO SAMUEL

 

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