Police hand over wanted Delta monarch Ogenerukeywe to military

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The police have handed over a wanted traditional ruler, Clement Ikolo Ogenerukeywe, the king of Ewu Kingdom, Delta State, to the military.

The Nation reports that this was confirmed by Delta State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe.

The Police Commissioner, Abaniwonda Olufemi, said Ogenerukeywe “turned himself in” shortly after the Defence Headquarters declared him and seven others wanted on Thursday.

The monarch was said to have arrived at the Police Command headquarters at exactly 6:41 pm.

The monarch, who spoke during an interview on TVC before he turned himself in, denied allegations of being involved in the killing of 17 soldiers in the Okuama community.

He said: “I am really very surprised and taken aback that my name as the monarch of the Kingdom will appear in the list of wanted persons. I have no hands in killing, I have no hands in encouraging anybody to kill anybody. It is against my philosophy as a human being and faith as a Catholic, it is against it.

“This is a serious crime against humanity and I think they need to look at the appropriate places. They need to do a thorough investigation to know those who have committed this and bring them to book let justice prevail. I am not a party to this, like I said earlier, the state government is aware.”

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