High Chief Newton Agbofodoh, the Unuevworo of Ekpan community, Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State has been arrested.
According to DAILY INDEPENDENT eyewitness report, some unknown policemen in company of soldiers and thugs stormed the residence of the traditional ruler of Ekpan community, High Chief Agbofodoh at about 3.50pm on June 17 without any formal invitation, beat him up and forcefully took him away.
The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Warri Area Command, has confirmed the arrests. He said High Chief Newton Agbofodoh was arrested by men of the state CIB who came with soldiers and police over murder related charges.
Meanwhile, some women and youths have staged a protest calling for the traditional ruler’s arrest.