Police launches manhunt for killers of Anambra monarch’s heir


The Police Command in Anambra 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, who disclosed this in Awka said the police will leave no stone un-turned 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.

It was gathered that 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.

Read Also: Nigerian Air Force graduates 29 new pilots

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 said the deceased, fondly called Agujiugo, lived alone in his father’s palace and urge the police to carry out a discrete investigation to expose those behind this dastardly act, so as to face the wrath of the law.

“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.