Police in Anambra confirm murder of monarch’s successor, go after killers

The Police Command of Anambra State has launched a manhunt for those who killed Chukwuma Ojukwu an aspirant to the Awka-Etiti traditional stool, in Idemili South LGA.

The the spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.

He gave the assurance that the command will arrest the perpetrators.

“The case is under investigation to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident and bring fleeing perpetrators to justice,” he said.

Chukwuma was the son of the late monarch of Awka-Etiti, Igwe Akum Ojukwu.

Before he was killed he insisted on replacing his father, noting that the throne was hereditary.

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On September 8, assailants stormed his residence in a bus and allegedly clubbed him to death.

The victim was reportedly living alone in the palace even after the mother and siblings left.

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