The Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, HRM Obi Ifechukwude Aninshi Okonjo II, and his convoy survived cultists attack during their visit to Otulu Ogwashiku-Uku, Delta State where he went to offer prayers.
Obi Okonjo II is the brother of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The Obi and members of the Council of Ogwashi-Uku visited Otulu Ogwashi-Uku Friday, September 17, 2021.
The visit was said to be largely successful and the Obi met members of the community, prayed with them and discussed with them about the issues.
At the end of the visit and when the Obi was departing, cultists and thugs imported into Otulu who was aware of the visit attacked members of the entourage who were at the rear of the convoy.
The thugs also attempted to forcefully seize a gun belonging to a law enforcement member who escorted the Obi on the visit.
A statement by Prince Greg Okwumba, spokesperson to the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku, said that members of the press, law enforcement agents from the Office of the Area Commander and the Brigade Command in Asaba were on the entourage.
He added that the attackers were known to the palace, vowing that they would be brought to justice.