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Delta Killings: Wanted Monarch Surrenders to Police

Joel Osaigbovo Aluge, Reporting

King Clement Ikolo of Ewu Kingdom in the Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, who is one of the eight persons declared wanted by the Defence Headquarters in connection with the killing of 17 officers and men of the Nigerian Army in Okuama community has turned himself in to the Delta State Police Command.

King Ikolo was said to have arrived at the state police command headquarters in Asaba just before 7 pm on Thursday to report himself to police commissioner, Olufemi Abaniwonda.

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

The Delta State Police Command spokesman Bright Edafe confirmed King Ikolo had turned himself in and was in police custody.

Earlier on Thursday, the Defence Headquarters declared eight persons, including Ikolo wanted for their suspected 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.



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