- Some gunmen have attacked a community in Imo state
- The gunmen killed a traditional ruler Eze Bredan Ibekwe
- The people of the community have called on the police to bring the perpetrators to book
A traditional ruler has been killed by some gunmen in Mgbe community in Orlu local government area of Imo state on Sunday, June 24.
Eze Bredan Ibekwe was murdered by some hoodlums who later dumped his body on the Orlu -Owerri Expressway, a few kilometres away from his palace.
The Punch reports that there was a deep cut on Ibekwe's head when he was was found on the Expressway.
It was also gathered that the assailants left with his royal wrist bead and his phone, causing panic among residents of the community.
One of the residents said: “The traditional ruler was murdered by gunmen who were suspected to be assassins. They shot him continuously until he died. They made sure that there was no sign of life in him before they left.
“Before they fled, they dumped his body on the Orlu-Owerri Expressway. This has never happened before. It is a sacrilege. Igbo culture forbids it and we want the police to bring the perpetrators to book."
It was also gathered that the community had been enmeshed in political tussle for a while pitching the residents against each other.
Confirming the incident, the Imo police command spokesperson, Andrew Enwerem, said the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galandanchi, had ordered a thorough investigation into the killing.
“The CP has called for a thorough investigation into the killing. The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department has been instructed to take over the investigation process," Enwerem said.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a suspected notorious kidnap kingpin was arrested by officials of the Nigeria Police.
Godwin Onyebuchi popularly known as Papa G, was arrested by operatives of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo state police command.
He was nabbed from his hiding place at the Solo Lodge hostel located around Federal Polytechnic, Nekede.
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