Anambra monarch alleges threat to life, as court strikes out case
By Phil Okose, Onitsha
The traditional ruler of Nawfia, Njikoka Local Govt Area, Anambra star, HRH Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo, has cried out to high heaven that his life is in danger. Briefing newsmen in his palace yesterday, the monarch said, “they want to kill me like they killed my father, late Igwe FFBC Nwankwo.
“I don’t want to die like my father, who was assassinated on 15th February, 2000, in his palace in the evening. Just three days ego, in front of my palace, some youths were fighting and stabbed themselves, and it was like they were rushed to yet to be disclosed hospital.”
On the case between him and some people he dragged to court for accusing them of usurping his traditional function, he said that the case was struck out by the presiding judge.
“Recall that the presiding judge, Hon justice Onyinye Anumonye, of Neni High Court, struck out the claim of the monarch because his counsel did not properly endorse the originating summon and that of the defendants.
He exonerated the state government from attack against him; adding that he was not a party to attacking the govt for any reason, as he was not ready to take his seat as the governor of the state.