Son, 15, takes over from murdered Ubulu-Uku king


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Obi Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, the new king of Ubulu-Uku
The late Ubulu-Uku king, Edward Akaeze Ofolue III murdered by his abductors in Jan 2016.
Ubulu-Uku community in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, was thrown into jubilation as a new king was installed in the kingdom 45 days after the community’s monarch, Obi Edward Ofulue III, was abducted and murdered by gunmen.
The new king is a 15-year-old secondary school student and the son of the late king.
The teenage king goes by the title Obi [Agbogidi] Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I.
The installation of Obi Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, followed the recent demise of his father, Obi Edward Ofulue III in the hands of persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen who abducted him on 5 January along Igbodo-Obior road.
Speaking during the installation of the Obi, the Palace Secretary, Joseph Obaze, said it was in line with the custom and tradition of the people of Ubulu-Uku that a king is said to be dead only when a new one is installed and his first son crowned as king.
He said that the people of the community are happy over the installation of the new king.
Obaze revealed that a regent would be appointed to manage the stool while the crowned king pursues his educational career.
“But who the regent will be has not been determined yet. That is a process that will be decided later.
“We are therefore calling on our people to be law abiding and rally round the new Obi so that the community can move forward in harmony,” he said.
Also speaking, the President-General of Ubulu-Uku Development Council, Comrade Jones Ofune, called on the people of Ubulu-Uku to respect the new Obi, stressing that since he has been traditionally installed, he therefore should be accorded all the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper