People of Umueze Nguru autonomous community in Aboh Mbaise in Imo state, were in a mood of celebration on Saturday, as their abducted traditional ruler, Eze Charles Iroegbu, his cabinet chiefs and palace guards regained their freedom.
Obinwannem News had earlier reported, “Imo Monarch, Eze charles, abducted alongside cabinet chiefs”
Eze Iroegbu, owner and Chief Executive Officer of All States Mass Transits, his five cabinet chiefs, and two palace guards were kidnapped after attending a traditional wedding ceremony in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday.
They had driven in three vehicles, heading back to the Kingdom, when they were waylaid, and whisked away to an unknown location.
The community were thrown into panic, as their abductors refused to establish communication with the royal family or anyone in the Kingdom.
But, to their amazement on Saturday morning, the Monarch, five cabinet chiefs and the two palace arrived back to the palace released.
Nevertheless, the entire community was jubilating over the safe return of his Royal majesty and his subjects.
“Go and tell the whole world, my king, our king, the symbol of authority in our kingdom has been released. His cabinet chiefs and two palace guards kidnapped with him on Wednesday, were also freed by the kidnappers. They returned to the Kingdom this morning,” a native of the community lauded.
Although, the Police Spokesperson in the State, Orlando Ikeokwu said he could not confirm the release of the kidnapped victims when contacted on the issue.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News