Assassins have attacked the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, HRM Obi Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo II, and his convoy.
During a visit to Otulu Ogwashiku-Uku to offer prayers, he was attacked.
One of the cultists attempted to take a gun from the traditional ruler’s security officer.
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The Obi and his entourage, which included Prince Onyema Okonjo and the Council of Ogwashi-Uku, visited the community to offer prayers and have several discussions about how to move forward, according to a statement released by the Obi’s palace.
The Obi met members of the community and prayed with them, and the event was largely successful.
When the Obi was about to leave, however, assassins from Otulu attacked him and his entourage. When the attack occurred, the Obi was at the rear of the convoy.
“The thugs attempted to forcefully seize a gun belonging to a law enforcement operative who escorted the Obi on the visit.”
“It is important to note that members of the press accompanied the Obi on the visit. The law enforcement from the Office of the Area Commander and also the Brigade Command in Asaba were also there at the visit and they witnessed everything that happened,” part of the statement from the palace reads.
Those who funded the assassins are also known, according to the Palace, and will be brought to justice.