There’s palpable rigidity in Obi-Mbieri Autonomous Neighborhood in Mbaitoli Native Authorities Space of Imo State because the Conventional Ruler, His Royal Highness, Eze Josiah Osuji allegedly employed over twenty thugs to cease the burial of his uncle’s spouse, late Mrs Louis Osuji.
The monarch, who is alleged to be a foster son to the diseased is alleged to be a thorn on the flesh of members of the prolonged royal household.
Adolphus Osuji, a son of the deceased who spoke to newsmen just lately, stated that the standard ruler has shut him and his brothers out of the home for over six months and surrounded the compound with fierce-looking thugs.
He additional disclosed that the monarch had earlier served them a discover to vacate the compound or be pressured out.
In accordance with him, bother began when the monarch wrote them a letter fifteen years after their father’s burial claiming possession of the compound.
“When he served us with the letter that we must always vacate the compound, we threatened to sue him if he fails to retract the letter. We had earlier petitioned the kinsmen on this difficulty.
“I’m wondering how somebody will get up to say possession of a compound that doesn’t belong to him. It is a man that was accommodated and raised by my late father from cradle to grownup. My father was buried in the identical compound in 2006 and he by no means raised an eyebrows.
“Eze Osuji as a foster son to my late father has no proper to pull the household compound with us, discuss much less of driving us out of the household home.
“It is going to amaze you to listen to that I and my siblings have been sleeping exterior for over six months. Our household home has been surrounded with thugs numbering over twenty and they’re threatening to kill us.
“As I converse, my late mom is within the mortuary. We now have made each effort to dealer peace however he relatively prefers conflict. There’s nothing the Eze has not completed to frustrate us, as a result of he feels he has cash.
“Once we got here again to restore our father’s home, the Eze initiated a police motion from Orie Mbieri division stating that we’ve destroyed his palace.
“When the police ordered us to go dwelling and retrieve our property earlier than they’re destroyed, we met the compound beneath lock and keys. Since then, that gate has remained locked in opposition to us.
“As if that was not sufficient, he petitioned the Inspector-Common of Police and arrange one other committee locally made up of his stooges however we rejected it. But, they went forward to publish their so-called resolutions.
“He stated I’m an APC man and he’s of the PDP, that I ought to go away with my supreme court docket imposed Governor.
“I need to use this medium to name on the federal government of Imo State ably led by His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma to wade into this difficulty and produce due sanction on the Eze,” he narrated.
Concluding, he stated that the monarch has dedicated a sanctionable offense therefore needs to be suspended by the federal government.