24 hours after abduction, Imo monarch found dead - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, December 10, 2021

24 hours after abduction, Imo monarch found dead


The traditional ruler of Atta ancient kingdom in the Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, Edwin Azike, who was kidnapped onThursday by gunmen has been found dead.

The Imo State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Micheal Abattam confirmed this to newsmen in Owerri, on Friday.

The police said: “Yes, the man was killed and his body found in a car. The investigation has commenced in getting the full details.”

It was gathered that following the gruesome murder of the traditional ruler, tension has enveloped the area as villagers now live in fear of not knowing the next line of action.

It was further learnt that the Chairman, Imo State traditional rulers, Eze Emmanuel Okeke, has summoned an emergency meeting to discuss the matter.

“Imo monarchs are in pains. Why should this be happening to us. They kidnap us and they kill us. This is very painful. Imo monarchs are meeting now to know the next line of action,” a source said.

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