Police arrest 3 persons over Ibru’s ‘Golden Casket’
By Nos Akenzua, Asaba
Delta state police command says it has arrested three persons following the stolen golden casket of late Michael Ibru from his grave.
Police commissioner in the state, Adeleke Adeyinka, who confirmed this to journalists in Asaba on Sunday, disclosed that the suspects arrested were security guards attached to the late Ibru’s estate in Agbarho Otor in Ughelli North local government area of the state; adding that the suspects have made useful statements to the police.
The gold casket, according to the family members of the deceased, is worth N50 million, including other expensive materials that were buried alongside the business mogul.
It was gathered that at about 2am the fateful day, the hoodlums broke into the late Ibru’s tomb to steal the ornamental gold casket, apparently with the late business tycoon’s remains, as the hoodlums allegedly poured acid around the tomb to enable them easily break the concrete slab in order to get access to the golden casket.
Contacted, the President-General of Agbarha community, Napoleon Ibodje, told journalists that it was not time for him to speak on the incident, adding that he will do that at the appropriate time.