In apparent reaction to the manner his father was abducted and killed in January this year, newly installed 18-year-old king of Ubulu-Uku community in Delta State, Obi Chukwuka Noah Aniyemeze Akaeze I, has applied for a strong security network in the community.
The young monarch, who received the staff of office from the Delta State government, commended the police for their investigation so far into the murder of his father, Obi Edward Akaeze Ofolue, as he urged them to speedily conclude investigation and bring all culprits to book .
While charging the people of Ubulu-Uku to remain calm, live in peace and work for the development of the land, Obi Akaeze commended the state government for its support and the confidence reposed on him to rule over his kingdom.
Also speaking, the President-General of Ubulu-Uku Development Union, Sir Jones Ofunne, expressed concern about the inconclusive nature of the police investigation on the murder of their king, saying that criminality, cultism, strife and hooliganism had been foisted on the community by some unscrupulous and disgruntled elements.
As a result, Sir Ofunne said the community had requested for adequate protection of the kings’ palace and a divisional police headquarters to beef up security in the area.
Presenting the staff of office amid jubilation and cannon shots, the state governor tasked the monarch to be fair, just and always embrace dialogue in dealing with his subjects.
Represented by his deputy, Barister Kingsley Otuaro, the governor also admonished the people to accord the traditional ruler the respect he deserves even as he commended the people for their resilience since the
demise of their former monarch.