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REGICIDES: Alleged Killers of Ekiti, Imo Monarchs Indicted with Terrorism Charges

Alleged Killers of Ekiti monarch are currently facing trial. Two separate instances of alleged regicide are being addressed by the judicial system, with suspects arraigned in court. In Imo State, Jude Iheme and Chika Madukwe are facing fresh terrorism charges for the kidnapping and killing of Eze Basil Njoku, the traditional ruler of Amanze Obowo Autonomous Community.

The accused, along with others still at large, are accused of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism, kidnapping, and murder. They have pleaded not guilty and will face further proceedings on March 12.

Meanwhile, in Ekiti State, Bubuga Lede has been arraigned for the alleged murder of two traditional rulers, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsakin and Oba Olatunde Samuel Olushola. The killings occurred in January while the rulers were returning from a security meeting. Lede faces charges of conspiracy to kidnap, attempted murder, and murder, as well as an attempted kidnapping of another individual.

The defendant has been remanded in custody pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, with proceedings adjourned until April 24.

The judicial process is underway to ensure that those responsible for the deaths of the traditional rulers are held accountable for their actions. Investigations are ongoing, with authorities pursuing additional suspects in both cases.

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