Hoodlums razed Imo Monarch’s Palace closer to Gov Uzodinma hometown

Obinwannem News Hoodlums razed Imo Monarch's Palace closer to Gov Uzodinma hometown

Unidentified gunmen has reportedly burnt down the Palace of HRH Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie the traditional ruler of Obor Autonomous community in Omuma, neighbouring community to Governor Hope Uzodinma’s in Orlu Local Government Area on Thursday afternoon.

According to news available to Obinwannem News, no live was lost , however properties were destroyed.

An eyewitness, who spoke to DAILY POST in confidence, said the arson caused some damages to the monarchs’ property and two other buildings around his community l.
He also said the fire was later put out by the combined efforts of good-spirited individuals in the community.

The monarch, who spoke to DAILY POST on phone, confirmed the incident but blamed those he called enemies of progress in his community for the burning of his palace.

The monarch further said he was monitoring the development from his abode in Owerri, capital of Imo State.

He expressed sadness, saying the level of damage can’t be ascertained now but when he gets home tomorrow.

When contacted, the Imo State police spokesman, Michael Abattam, said the command was not briefed about the incident.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku/ Obinwannem News writer Oct 1, 2021

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