Traditional ruler of Ikeala Ahiaba Autonomous Community in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, HRH Eze James Nwabekee was, Monday, assassinated by unknown gunmen, reports have said.
Abia State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ezekiel Onyeke Udeviotu confirmed the incident.
According to him, the gunmen were four in number and they struck “around 01:25hrs.”
Udeviotu further disclosed that the wife of the Obingwa king was severely shot by the gunmen bt she survived and she is currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital
“From the look of things, the gunmen were ready to take more lives, because after killing the monarchy in his palour, they went to one of his son’s room and shattered it with bullet. But one of his sons escaped being shot after he ran away into the bush,” said Udeviotu.
He said that the State CID investigation team were already investigating the matter and would not want to speculate any reason for the invasion until investigation into the matter was concluded. He appealed to members of the public with useful information to make such available to the police.
Udeviotu, however, assured of the safety of Abians and visitors to the state.