Delta monarchs condemn kidnap, killing of Obi of Ubulu-uku

Delta State Logo. Image source dna-nigeria.
Delta State Logo. Image source dna-nigeria.
THE Delta State Traditional Council yesterday in Asaba condemned in strong terms the brutal murder of Ubulu-uku monarch, Obi Edward Akaeze Ofulue, by his abductors.
In a statement issued at the end of an emergency meeting, the royal fathers challenged the government to put necessary security measures in place to track down perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Obi Ofulue 111 was kidnapped on January 5 along the Obior/Igbodo Road close to his domain by gunmen but his corpse was recovered by the police on Thursday, January 21, in a forest in Umunede, a nearby community.   
The statement, which was signed by the acting chairman of the council, HRM Obi Emmanuel Efeizomor of Owa kingdom, also called on government to put necessary machinery in motion to guarantee the security of traditional rulers in the state.

The monarchs made it clear that a situation where criminal elements could harass monarchs was unacceptable to them.

The royal fathers also appealed to their subjects at home and in the diaspora to collaborate with government on security for traditional institutions.
The meeting was attended by high-ranking traditional rulers, including the Orodje of Okpe, Orhue I, Major General Felix Mujakpero, Pere of Akugbene Mein, Kalanama 8th, Ovie of Uvwie, Emmanuel Abbey I, the Ovie of Agbon, and his Ughelli counterpart, among others.

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