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Hoodlums Set Ebonyi Monarch’s Palace Ablaze Days To Burial

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The palace of the late traditional ruler of Umuezeokaoha community in Ebonyi State, Eze Igboke Ewa, has been set ablaze by some yet-to-be-identified hoodlums less than a week before his burial.

The Eastern Updates recalls that the Monarch was shot dead by gunmen in his place during the 2023 electioneering period.

His assailants were said to have shot him repeatedly in the night when they invaded the compound.

Following the tragic incident, security agents arrested some people in connection with the murder while the body of the monarch was deposited in the morgue.

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The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joshua Ukandu, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abakaliki.

Yes, I got a signal like that. They were called about a fire incident at the late monarch’s house.

“When I made further inquiry, they said that some people set it ablaze but let me check the signal on the incident very well and know what really happened,” he stated.

Prior to the palace fire incident, his family members had announced his burial to be this weekend.

Despite the setback, the monarch’s family has vowed to proceed with the burial arrangements.

Some of the family members, who preferred anonymity, told our Correspondent that the burial arrangements are almost concluded.

In another report, members of the Neighbourhood Watch in Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have confirmed the arrest of no fewer than four suspects who are allegedly specialists in stealing transformers and electricity wires in different parts of the country.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the suspects, who were reportedly from a South-South state, were on a mission to steal a transformer in Akpoha, Afikpo Local Government Area and were on the verge of carrying the transformer when they were nabbed by the members of the Neighbourhood Watch.

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