Some weeks back we were informed about a gang of unknown men who went to the Palace of His Royal Majesty, the Obi of Isele Ukwu kingdom, HRM Agbogidi Nduka Ezeagwuna II in Aniocha North Local Government of Delta State. Their plan was to kidnap the Obi, they reached out to his Security man who was at the Gate and promised him N5million as a bribe to grant them access into the Obi's home during the invasion. The Security man told them that presently, the Obi and Elders of Council were in a serious meeting and they wouldn’t succeed because of the crowd. He gave them a date which was three weeks after their first visit. These men were said to have come with exotic cars and were all dressed in black suit.

Fortunately, this Guard is a very loyal Servant of the king. He disclosed what happened to the king and the date he asked them to come. So, the King made serious arrangements with the Local Vigilante. SARS were deployed to be ready also. The day finally came the Vigilante and Police both laid ambush within the Palace, the bandit finally came, the gates opened as planned, they went into the Palace and they took the King away. While they were about leaving they were rounded by all the Security Operatives and the king was rescued and the bandits apprehended. They were taken to SARS Office in Asaba for interrogation and prosecution. 

We tried to make further search to unravel the motive of the kidnappers. The King didn't have any Issue with anybody and interestingly, none of the kidnappers was from the Community. Rather, it seemed they were hired by Terrorist Herdsmen because the Community had ruled against giving out their Land to Hausa Fulani Herdsmen because of the ruthless manner they graze in their farms and destroy their crops with reckless abandon.

We can all recall that the king of Ubulu Ukwu was kidnapped in same manner two years ago by Fulani Herdsmen and was eventually killed. 

So, this attempted kidnap is suspected to be plotted by Fulani Herdsmen also. We are still making efforts to get to the root of this crime but nothing has been unveiled yet.

We shall get you posted as soon as details drops.

Reported by:
Mazi Chukwudi Okeke
For: Spot-on Media (Lagos Media)

Edited by:
Ngozichukwu Ada-Dav
For: Spot-on Media (Lagos Media)

Published by:
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Spot-on Media (Lagos Media)

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