The Imo State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force, on Monday, confirmed that the traditional ruler of Obudi Agwa, in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo state, Eze Ignatius Asor, and two of his aides, have been shot dead by hoodlums who came all covered up
Confirming the incident, Mike Abattam, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, addressed Journalists in Owerri, the state capital.
Abattam notedthst the hoodlums drove to the palace of the monarch and pretended to be persons in distress that needed help. It was when the monarch welcomed them into his palace that they, in the process, pulled out their guns and shot at the traditional ruler and two others.
In his words: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the hoodlums came in four vehicles and two motorcycles, in the company of a woman, disguising themselves as persons in distress and have come to report an emergency to him.”
“The unsuspecting Royal father allowed them into his palace and sat with them. While they explained the reason for their visit, they brought out guns, shot and killed the Eze and two of his aides, and hurriedly fled the palace.
Subsequently, IsL source, Vanguard, also gathered that the hoodlums while fleeing the palace, branched at the office of the Agwa vigilante group, attacked them, shot one person dead and made away with three motorcycles.