The king of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, HRM Obi Akaeze Ofulue III, who was kidnapped on January 5, 2015, by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Obior/Igbodo Road, Delta State, has been reportedly killed by his abductors.
The monarch’s corpse, was found at Ekpon, in Edo State at 3p.m., on Thursday.
According to a source close to the palace, a young Hausa man who was allegedly found with the king’s mobile phone was arrested three days ago by the Police. The source, who noted that the king passed on at the age of 52, said the kingdom had been thrown into mourning and confusion, adding, “The late monarch was so dear to us. His death has brought setback to the kingdom.” The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, Celestina Kalu, confirmed the incident, adding that the police was still in search for the perpetrators of the crime.