Okuama Killings: How Delta Senators Facilitate The Release Of King Clement Ikolo

BY Igho Agbatu

In a significant turn of events, the traditional ruler of Ewu-Urhobo kingdom, His Royal Majesty (HRM) Clement Ikolo, has regained his freedom after enduring several weeks of confinement in Nigerian military custody.

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The monarch who had been detained by the military was released on Friday, to the senator representing the Delta Central Senatorial district, Senator Ede Dafinone, at the Nigeria Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

King Ikolo was declared wanted by the military following the killing of 17 soldiers around Okuama community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Okuama is a community in Ewu-Urhobo kingdom, Ughelli South local government area, Delta state.

The monarch was let out of the hook after several weeks in military custody, following the intervention Senators representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ede Dafinone, Senators Ned Nwoko (Delta North) and Joel Onowakpo-Thomas (Delta South).

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It was gathered that the monarch was released to Senator Ede Dafinone by the military authority at about 11: am today with understanding that the senator will produce him should his attention be needed.

The three Delta State senators had on Tuesday, met with the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa, seeking the release of the monarch whom they believe may not be connected to the crisis that claimed the lives of the soldiers and some civilians.

As a follow up to the visit to the CDC on Wednesday, Senator Dafinone accompanied by Senator Ned Nwoko, had visited the Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps where they were granted audience with King Clement Ikolo and was relieved to see that the King is in good health.

The monarch who turned himself in to the Delta State Police Command, was handed over to the Nigerian military after he was declared wanted in connection to the Okuama incident.

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