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Anambra Monarch Dies 7 Days After Reinstatement

Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, His Royal Highness Igwe Nkeli Nzekwe who is the current traditional ruler of Igbariam have been confirmed dead.

His Royal Highness Igwe Nkeli Nzekwe died a week after the state government had reinstated him as the traditional ruler of the community.

Igwe Nzekwe, who was among the 13 monarchs suspended for travelling to Abuja without obtaining permission from the state government, had his suspension lifted on December 31st 2020.

He died few days after his Ofala festival on January 4th 2021.

The Monarch had celebrated his 30th Ofala festival on January 4th 2021 and died on night of January 7 at his palace over undisclosed ailment.

Eyewitness who doesn’t want the name on print said that the traditional ruler died on Thursday in his house and was also buried same day in his compound in Igbariam in accordance to the tradition.

Before his death, he was the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the splinter Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide General Assembly, which is kicking against the ongoing election.

The state Commissioner for information and public enlightenment Mr C. Don confirming the death said that the state government has not been officially briefed of his death.

He referred our reporter to town union president for official confirmation.

However, attempt to confirm the report from the community President General was not successful as his phone number was switched off at press time.

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