Umunede Monarch,
His Royal Majesty, Obi Dr. Ezeagwu Ezenwali Agadagidi I, (JP), in a chat with
Ika Weekly correspondent on Monday, March 24, 2014 condemned the unholy
activities of cult groups in Ika land, saying “Cultism has brought no development
to Ika nation”.

                Obi Ezeagwu stated that he has
placed a ban on cultism in Umunede kingdom and that anyone caught indulging in
the deadly act will be handed over to the police. “I will not only hand
cultists over to the police but will also follow up the case to make sure  Justice is done.” he said.

                He advised parents to warn their
children just as he admonished all those who belong to one secret cult group or
another to renounce and face their education. Obi Ezeagwu used the medium to
call on the police and soldiers to arrest all those who sell monkey tale
drinks. He also said that all palm wine shops in the entire Umunede community
should be open to customers only as from 2:30pm daily. He thanked the
Divisional Police Officer in charge of Umuende police station and his team for
their efforts in curbing crime in the community.

                The Umunede monarch used the medium
to announce the 2014 Igwe festival saying it will hold April 25th and
conference April 19th and 20th respectively. He further stated that during the
festival no burial on marriage ceremony will be allowed. He assured that this
years Igwe festival will be peaceful, cautioning all those who mount road
blocks and all who celebrate in violence to stop as it will not be condoled. He
wish all sons and daughters of Umunede, both home and in the Diaspora happy
Igwe festival celebration.

                Obi Ezeagwu concluded by
commending the soldiers deployed to Ika nation for their efforts in fighting
crime. According to him, “I am appealing to the soldiers to regularly patrol
Umunede. I thanked the Delta State Commissioner of Police and the area
commander. Deployed more policemen to Umunede”, he begs the Delta State
Commissioner of police.

                Igwe festival is one of the rich
cultural heritage of Umunede kingdom. It creates a forum for the people of
Umunede kingdom to thank the gods of the land for a fruitful harvest and blessing
upon the land.      


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