Delta orders arrest of alleged Abavo monarch, others – Vanguard

AGBOR – DELTA State Government, yesterday, directed the state Police
Command to fish out, arrest and prosecute the self-styled new monarch of
Abavo kingdom in Ika South Local Government Area of the state and all
those who installed him.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, at Agbor, headquarters of Ika South
council, after a State Security Council meeting, he chaired, also
directed that, henceforth, family members and associates of suspected
kidnappers found to have aided and abetted them in their kidnapping
operations, would be punished.
Secretary to the State Government, Mr Ovuozorie Macaulay, who spoke
to Vanguard at the end of the meeting, said, the State Security Council
also directed the police to shut down a guesthouse in Asaba discovered
to be hideouts for criminals.
He warned hoteliers in the state to desist from allowing their hotels to be used as hideouts by criminals.
The order to clamp down on the supposed monarch and his group threw
the opposing faction in the Abavo Kingship crisis into a quagmire,
Villagers who are getting ready to confront the reigning monarch
after their own ‘king’ might  have completed his eight-day purification
rites, reportedly went underground, when news of  government’s decision
filtered to Abavo.
Vanguard gathered that government only recognised HRH Uche Irenuma
II, as the Obi of Abavo Kingdom, as he was appropriately enthroned by
his people and gazetted by government as Abavo monarch.
“It is the position of government that anybody who is against his
ascendancy to power should go to court to obtain an overriding order and
until that was done, nobody should parade himself as monarch  in
Abavo”, a top government official confided to Vanguard.

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