Unknown hoodlums have burnt down the palace of HRH Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie, the traditional ruler of Obor Autonomous Community on Thursday evening.
It was gathered that Obor is a neighboring community to Omuma, Gov Hope Uzodinma’s hometown in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
An eyewitness disclosed that the fire damaged the monarch’s property and two other buildings around his community.
According to the source, with the combined efforts of individuals in the community the fire was successful put out.
Speaking to Daily Post, HRH Ekezie blamed those he called enemies of progress in his community for the burning of his palace.
The monarch said he was monitoring the development from his abode in Owerri, capital of Imo State.
He expressed sadness, saying the level of damage can’t be ascertained now but when he gets home tomorrow.
Meanwhile, unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked the convoy of a member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ekwusigo federal constituency, Hon. Chris Azubogu.
It was gathered that Azubogu, a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was not in any of the vehicle.
Azubogu is a member of the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
The gunmen had attacked the convoy heading to Nnewi after attending a public function, killing a driver of one of the pilot vehicles in the convoy.
Azubogu, according to reports, was set to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, before the attack occurred.