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How Monarch, Traditional Prime Minister Were Mur-dered In Imo | READ DETAILS


How Monarch, Traditional Prime Minister Were Mur-dered In Imo | READ DETAILS

The traditional ruler of Orsu Obodo community in the Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Victor Ijioma and the traditional prime minister of Mgbele community in the same Oguta LGA have been murd-ered.

The duo were murde-red in separate attacks on Thursday by yet to be identified gunmen.

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According to an anonymous source, Eze Ijioma was murde-red in his vehicle and was set ablaze afterwards.

“The Orsu Obodo monarch was accosted at Umuamaka Junction in the neighbouring Izombe town, where he was killed inside his car.

“His assailants, who were not satisfied with his death, went ahead to set his corpse ablaze inside his car” the source said.

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Confirming the killings on Friday, the state police spokesperson, Henry Okoye, said;

“The Commissioner of Police condemns in strong terms the gruesome murders of the traditional ruler and the prime minister. He has inaugurated high powered team of security men to go all out to arrest the hoodlums.

“We are collaborating with the military, and we have increased security presence in the areas with a view to arresting the killers.”

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