Delta State : Obi Sunday Olisewokwu has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

BREAKING:Delta  monarch kidnapped
Kidnapped monarch

His Royal Highness the traditional ruler of Ogodor in Aniocha North local government area of Delta state. HRH. Obi Sunday Olisewokwu has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.  According to family sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the monarch who is the Chairman of Aniocha  Traditional Rulers Committee (ATRC), was abducted over the weekend at about 4:20pm on his way from an event at Ugbodu to an unknown destination.
They said two of his aides were seriously injured by the kidnappers during the process of abduction of the monarch.
The family alleged that the abduction of the king was not connected with the monarch stands on the lingering Idumuje Ugboko royal dispute in Aniocha North local government area.
Reports has it that the obi along with other traditional rulers in Aniocha North have insisted that due process be apply in establishing traditional norms and must be followed in the face of several court cases on the issue of eligibility of one Mr. Nonso Nwoko to ascend the throne of the Obi of Idumuje Ugboko.
The kidnapped monarch had in a letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary,  Directorate of chieftaincy Affairs, Deputy Governor’s office  Asaba, on behalf of Aniocha North kings  , dated May 3,2018,  titled  ” REAPPOINTMENT OF PRINCE JUSTIN OREZE CHUKWUNONSO NWOKO AS THE OBI OF IDUMUJE UGBOKO KINGDOM ”  warned that non adherence to established procedure in crowning a new obi could ” lead to mayhem ” and unprecedented violence in Idumuje Ugboko.
In the letter signed by the obi of Ogodor and the secretary of Aniocha North traditional rulers committee, Mr. Nwaokolo Louis, the traditional rulers noted that beyond customary guidelines for royal ascension ” there are many court cases challenging the enthronement of Nonso Nwoko of which the Aniocha North traditional rulers committee is a party ” 
There are reports that the brother of prince Nonso Nwoko, one Barr. Manifold Nwoko, had made several telephone calls and also written to threaten the traditional rulers in Aniocha North LGA  in a bid to force the monarchs to give consent or approval for the ascension of Nonso Nwoko to the throne as Obi of Idumuje Ugboko.
On Friday, June 1, 2018,  the said Barr. Nbanifo Nwoko was alleged to have refused service of a court of Appeal process seeking an injunction restraining the enthronement of Nonso Nwoko as the Obi of Idumuje Ugboko. The whole scenario according to a source at Idumuje Ugboko smacked of desperation to ensure that Nonso Nwoko ascends the throne as Obi without regards to due process and the law.
Only Last month crisis erupted at Idumuje Ugboko following a controversial visit by the senator representing Delta North, Peter  Nwaoboshi to Nonso Nwoko where he reportedly received ” royal blessings” from Nonso Nwoko on behalf of the Idumuje Ugboko people, in his quest to return to the Red Chambers come  2019. But the Iyase of  Idumuje Ugboko community, Chief Chris Ogwu in a swift reaction said there has been no installation of any Obi to succeed the late Obi, Albert Nwoko who joined his ancestors two years ago.
Chief Ogwu countered that the visit is misleading and uncalled for, as it is on record that nobody has been recognized or gazetteer by the Delta state government either in verbal pronouncement or presentation of staff of office as Obi of Idumuje Ugboko

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