From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
Palpable fear has gripped Ihite Ihube autonomous community in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, as their traditional ruler, Eze Paul Ogbu, and youth leader of the community, who were abducted, on Sunday, were found dead, on Wednesday.
A source from the community told Daily Sun that the monarchs’s lifeless body laid in his palace was scheduled for burial yesterday.
The source disclosed that another traditional ruler, Acho Ndukwe, abducted same day with the late monarch broke the news to the community.
The source said: “Eze Paul Ogbu and the youth leader have been found dead. Eze Acho Ndukwe, revealed that the criminals killed Eze Paul Ogbu in his presence.
Security operatives went back to the criminals camp with the indigenes and the corpse of the traditional ruler was identified lying in a ditch. He will be buried today, which is Thursday.”
Ogbu and Ndukwe were kidnapped, on Sunday, with their vehicles and their palaces razed.
However, Ndukwe was rescued on Monday, after combined security operatives raided the kidnappers den in Orsu Local Government Area and Uli in Ihiala council area of Anambra state.