Soldiers’ death: wanted Delta monarch turns self in

The King of Ewu Kingdom in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, Clement Ikolo, has turned himself in to the Delta State Police Command.

King Ikolo is one among the eight persons declared wanted by the Defence Headquarters in connection with the killing of 17 military personnel in Okuama community.

The monarch was said to have arrived the state police command headquarters at exactly 6:41pm on Thursday to report himself to Police Commissioner, Olufemi Abaniwonda.

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Before he turned himself in to the police, the monarch spoke to journalists, insisting on his innocence in the matter.

The Delta State Police Command’s spokesperson, Bright Edge confirmed that they have him in custody.

Earlier on Thursday, the Defence Headquarters declared eight persons, including Ikolo wanted over their roles in the recent killing of 17 military personnel.

Those declared wanted are Prof. Ekpekpo Arthur, Andaowei Dennis Bakriri, Akevwru Daniel Omotegbo Aka Amagben, Akata Malawa David, Sinclear Oliki; a traditional ruler, Clement Ikolo Oghenerukeywe; Reuben Baru, and Igoli Ebi.

The slain soldiers were laid to rest at the National Cemetery, Abuja on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.


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