Ubulu-Uku community in Aniocha South local government area of Delta State has installed a new King in the kingdom, 45 days after the community’s monarch was abducted and subsequently murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The new Monarch is a 15- year old secondary school student and the son of the late King, Obi Ofulue lll. He is Obi [Agbogidi] Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I.
The installation of Obi Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, followed the recent demise of his father, Obi Edward Ofulue III at the hands of persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, who abducted him on January 5, 2016, along Igbodo- Obior road.
On the installation of the new Obi, the Palace Secretary, Joseph Obaze, said it was in line with the custom and tradition of the people of Ubulu-Uku that a king is said to be dead only when a new one is installed and his first son crowned as king.
While the Ubulu-uku community will mourn and fondly remember their most revered and well loved Obi Edward Ofulue III, the kingdom has been thrown into jubilation as the succession rites and installation of the new king, the son of the late Obi Ofulue, was successfully accomplished according to the traditions of the people and has been greeted with collective acceptance as a very popular and correct choice.