Army releases Monarch detained over Okuama killing

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The Nigerian Army has released King of Ewu Kingdom, Clement Ikolo, who was detained over the murder of 17 soldiers in Okuama, Delta on March 14.

He was released to Sen. Ede Dafinone(Delta Central), by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu.

Mr Nwachukwu while addressing newsmen after the release, said the monarch was released on bail to the lawmaker after preliminary investigation.

The Nigerian Army has released the traditional ruler, Clement Ikolo, earlier declared wanted and arrested over the gruesome murder of 17 soldiers in Delta State on 14 March 2024.

The monarch was declared wanted by the Defence Headquarters alongside seven others for alleged involvement in the act.

He was released to Senator Ede Dafianone who stood surety.

e was released during a brief at Army Headquarters by the Director, Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu.

QuestNews reports that Ikolo had handed himself over to the Army, after he was declared wanted alongside seven other suspects following the Okuama killing.

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