Police releases detained Cross River monarch, Obol Ofem Ubana

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The Paramount Ruler of Yakuur local government area of Cross River State and Obol Lopon of Ugep, Obol Ofem Ubana has been released by the Police Command in the State.

The released was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Cross River State Command, Ms Irene Ugbo. She told reporters on Tuesday that the Obol Lopon had been released but details were still being expected.

A team of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force arrested the Paramount Ruler of Yakurr local government area and the Obol Lopon of Ugep, Obol Ofem Ubana on allegation of being the supplier of arms to cult groups terrorizing the area.

It was gathered that SARS team stormed the palace of the Obol Lopon on Tuesday, July 25th at about 12 noon and arrested Obol Ofem Ubana.

This led to a temporary face-off between the youths and the policemen who had attempted to stop the arrest.

He was taken to State Police Headquarters Diamond Hill Calabar.

It would be recalled that the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, Barrister Okoi Obono-Obla had petitioned the Inspector General of Police and other relevant authorities over the killing of his nephew, Jude Iroegbu in a cult war in the area. The suspect who killed Ireoegbu was alleged to have been arrested on Monday in Akwa Ibom State.

One of the youths who pleaded that his name should not be mentioned said that police came invited Obol Lopon to Abuja for investigation over the death of Barrister Okoi Obono-Obla’s nephew who died as a Viking cult member.

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