Breaking: Okuama Killings: Nigerian Army Releases Monarch

The Nigerian Army (NA) has released  released the HRH Clement Ikolo Oghenerukvwe the king of Ewu kingdom to Distinguished Senator Dafinone representing Delta South as a responsible national political figure. 

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He was earlier declared wanted for the gruesome murder of 17 personnel in Okuama Community, Delta State on 14 March 2024.

SpyeTV News reports that, HRH Clement Ikolo Oghenerukvwe the King of Ewu Kingdom, in whose domain the dastardly act took place, surrendered to the Nigeria Police, who in turn handed him over to the Nigerian Army. 

Director Army Public Relations Major General Onyema Nwachukwu who represented the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt General Taoreed Lagbaja on Friday while addressing the media said since his surrender, the Nigerian Army has painstakingly reviewed every available information on the incident and has come to some preliminary observations and inferences, one of which is that, while culpability has not been conclusively established against the traditional ruler, there is insufficient evidence, to exonerate anyone at this stage. 

He was released to the Senator representing the Delta Senatorial District, Senator Ede Dafianone who stood surety.

Nevertheless, on the intervention of Distinguished Senator Dafinone, representing Delta South, and his vouching for the monarch's character, and the fact that the monarch voluntarily turned himself in, for questioning, it has been decided that His Highness be released to the Distinguished Senator, who has agreed to act as surety for his release on the condition that be will always assist the NA and other agencies of government investigating the Okuama killing incident to have access to the monarch whenever needed. 

Maj. General Nwachukwu noted that the public and international community are to note that the release of the traditional ruler speaks to NA's commitment to upholding the rule of law and justice. 

He added that the Nigerian Army therefore, wishes to, by this gesture, encourage others to make themselves available for questioning and that they are guaranteed fair and decent treatment and will be strictly subjected to constitutional provisions for handling such cases if found culpable. 

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