Anambra: Police launch manhunt for killers of late monarch’s successor

SP Haruna Mohammed

The Anambra Police Command said it has launched a manhunt for killers of late Chukwuma Ojukwu, an aspirant to the Awka-Etiti traditional stool, in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.

The Command’s Spokesman, SP Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Awka.

According to Mohammed, the command will leave no stone unturned to uncover perpetrators of the act.

“The case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring fleeing perpetrators to justice,” he said.

The late Ojukwu was the son of the late monarch of Awka-Etiti, Igwe Akum Ojukwu, who had claimed to be the successor to the throne of his father before his murder.

The deceased had insisted that he wanted to succeed his father because the throne was hereditary.

However, he was allegedly killed by yet-to-be-identified assailants at his residence on Sept. 8.

It was gathered that the assailants had stormed his residence in a bus and allegedly clubbed him to death.

One of the villagers, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the deceased, fondly called Agujiugo, lived alone in his father’s palace.

“This news of his death has thrown the community into panic.

“He was always alone in his father’s Palace; his mother and siblings never stayed with him in that Palace after the death of his father, late Igwe Akum Ojukwu, who was our monarch,” the source stated.