A traditional ruler, His Royal Highness, Kingsley Omorose of Oghoghobi community, in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, has fled the community after angry villagers stormed the palace and set it ablaze over the death of a former youth leader in the area.
The valuables belonging to the traditional ruler and some of his subjects were destroyed.
It was gathered that the deceased, Mr. Lambert Igbinomwahia, aka Let them say, was reportedly killed at his house by some gunmen.
The attackers were reported to have opened fire on him as he attempted to open the gate for them to come in.
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It was gathered that after the shooting, the villagers invaded the traditional ruler’s palace, accusing him of sponsoring the killing.
But the monarch denied the allegation, saying he could not plot evil against his subjects.
He, however, noted that there was an issue between the deceased and the community.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Haliru Gwandu, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Personnel of the command were deployed in the area as soon as we received a signal on the incident.”