As more and more people in the Ahoada East Local Government Area are being questioned by Police investigators over the murder of SP Bako Angbashim, the Ekpeye under the auspices of Ekpeleni Ekpeye are raising questions about the present whereabout of their king.
Eze Kelvin Ngozi Anugwo, the Eze Ekpeye Logbo III, had received an invitation from the police force, some eminent sons of the area revealed.
He is yet to return home.
Could it be that the natural ruler has been placed under arrest as a suspect? Or is he somehow under protective custody?
The police has not come out in public with incriminating charges against his Royal Majesty.
Ekpeleni Ekpeye which has stepped into the ring has expressed concern over the situation wants the Ekpeye natural ruler back home.
According to a statement signed by the President of the socio-cultural group, Elder Jonathan Robinson Ewoh and the Secretary, Comrade Ogboka Chris Umeda, Ekpeleni Ekpeye referred to what it sees as the unjust and unfair incarceration of the royal father.
“More worrisome is the continued detention of the Monarch of the Ethnic Nation, His Imperial Majesty, Eze (Amb) Kelvin Ngozi Anugwo, the Eze Ekpeye Logbo III, who was invited as the traditional ruler of Ekpeye Nation where the incident happened, but has not been let go or charged to court for any complicity in the matter.
“To this end, Ekpeleni Ekpeye, the watchdog of the Ekpeye Nation is calling for the immediate release of the traditional ruler of the Ekpeye Ethnic Nationality so that the revered Monarch can come home and administer over the affairs of his people and also be in a position to assist the security agencies in their investigations.”
Whereas it lauded the government and security agencies for the efforts that are being made to arrest the killers, the group said the alleged detention of the Monarch is an embarrassment to the Ekpeye nation.
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