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Police hand over wanted Delta monarch Ogenerukeywe to military

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Police said they had handed the military Clement Ikolo Ogenerukeywe, the king of Ewu Kingdom, Delta, a wanted person. 

Bright Edafe, the Public Relations Officer Delta Police Command, confirmed the development.

Ogenerukeywe, according to Abaniwonda Olufemi, the Police Commissioner, “turned himself in” shortly after the Defence Headquarters declared him and seven other wanted on Thursday.

The traditional ruler was said to have arrived at the Police Command headquarters at exactly 6:41 pm.

Ogenerukeywe, who spoke during an interview on TVC before he turned himself in to the police, said he was involved in the killing of 17 Soldiers in the Okuama Community.

The monarch said: “I am really very surprised and taken aback that my name as the monarch of the Kingdom will appear in the list of wanted persons. I have no hands in killing, I have no hands in encouraging anybody to kill anybody. It is against my philosophy as a human being and faith as a Catholic, it is against it.

“This is a serious crime against humanity and I think they need to look at the appropriate places. They need to do a thorough investigation to know those who have committed this and bring them to book let justice prevail. I am not a party to this, like I said earlier, the state government is aware. 

“They know the turbulence I have been going through even up till now. As we speak, an arrangement was made by the government to invite the opponents recently, to invite those who are fighting me in the Kingdom to a meeting to reconcile whatever differences so that they can allow me go into the Kingdom and start to rule as the monarch of the place.

“I have not been able to set up anything. I haven’t been able to set up my traditional council, I have done nothing in the Kingdom. So I barely know anything right now, I have no information, I know nothing.

“I am only just in the process to set up a structure to enable me rule in the Kingdom before this whole thing happened.”

 

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