Assassins have attacked the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, HRM Obi Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo II, and his convoy.
He was attacked during a visit to Otulu Ogwashiku-Uku while offering prayers.
One of the cultists attempted to grab a gun from a security officer attached to the traditional ruler.
According to a statement released from the Obi’s palace, the Obi and his entourage which included Prince Onyema Okonjo and the Council of Ogwashi-Uku, visited the community to offer prayers and had several discussions on how to progress.
The event was largely successful as the Obi met members of the community and prayed with them.
However, when the Obi was departing, the assassins who were reportedly brought from Otulu attacked him and members of the entourage. The Obi was at the rear of the convoy when the attack happened.
“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.
The Palace also said that those who sponsored the assassins are known and will be brought to book.
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