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Imo Traditional Ruler Found Dead, Mutilated

The monarch was discovered with one of his legs severed, and his death follows his abduction

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The traditional ruler of Otulu Amumara autonomous community in Imo State, Eze Joe-Benz Ochulor, has been found dead along the Chokoneze-Mbutu Road in Aboh Mbaise local government area.

VerseNews gathered that the monarch was discovered with one of his legs severed, and his death follows his abduction by gunmen from his palace.

According to an indigene of the area, Frank Nwaete, the late monarch was discovered along the Chokoneze-Mbutu Road in Aboh Mbaise local government area of the State but with one of his legs chopped off by unknown assailants.

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Eze Ochulo, who until his death was the Olu 1 of Otulu-Amumara, was whisked away from his palace by gunmen on Saturday, November 25, 2023.

The attackers had invaded the traditional ruler’s palace shooting sporadically, a development that scared away villagers, who scampered to safety.

Until the discovery of the monarch’s corpse, the Ochulo family was earlier waiting for a call to pay ransom.

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Already, the entire Mbaise communities have been thrown into mourning as villagers were apprehensive and scared of their safety even as some have called for measures to ensure everyone’s safety.

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