Disaster has continued in Nanka group, Orumba North Native Authorities Space of Anambra State, over the ultimate burial rites (ofala pageant) of the demised conventional rulers of the group, Igwe Gilbert Ofomata.
Regardless of a latest press assertion by a piece of the group that peace had returned to the city, the Ezeokweghi/Ezeofor royal household locally has countered the claims, saying that there was no peace but, particularly as the ultimate rites of the demised king has not been held.
There had been occasional crises locally since 2016 when Igwe Gilbert Ofomata, the monarch of the group died.
A bit of the group had allegedly manufactured a brand new structure, which shifted the monarchy of the group to a different part of the city.
Members of Ezeokweghi/Ezeofor Royal household, led by its chairman, Chief Ben Okeke who spoke to DAILY POST on the disaster locally referred to as for the state authorities’s intervention, saying what exists locally right now is a fragile peace, which may snap any second.
“There isn’t any peace locally, the disaster has continued. We’re calling on the state authorities to come back to our help. The matter is in court docket, however some persons are attempting to thwart justice by irritating the matter.
“They can’t say peace has returned to the group. Peace comes with respect to folks’s rights and entry to justice which may be very removed from what is occurring locally right now.
“All we’re asking for is for our complaints to the police which was later charged to court docket to be allowed to run its course.”
One other indigene, Jacob Enemuo, whereas talking with DAILY POST stated that the group was ready for the Anambra State authorities to revive peace by permitting celebration of the final ofala of the late Igwe Gilbert Ofomata.
“It’s an abomination to carry the Ofala pageant of a late conventional ruler whereas he’s nonetheless within the mortuary. That was what a small fraction of the group needed as a result of they need to shortly produce a brand new Igwe.”
The group has been polarised alongside two traces for years, on account of the ultimate rites of the late monarch.