- Incriminating items, including guns, were discovered during the hours-long operation
The Department of State Services apprehended Asaba High Chief Obi Nduka Elunor for alleged involvement in land racketeering and illegal possession of firearms in the Delta State capital.
During the raid at the Obi’s palace at Anwai, DSS operatives arrested approximately seven of Elunor’s associates, while others managed to escape into the nearby bush. Incriminating items, including guns, were discovered during the hours-long operation.
Elunor’s arrest stemmed from a petition filed by community members regarding “land grabbing” in Ugwu-Nwosu land near Asaba.
“The DSS invited Obi Elunor to their office. As the Obi went to the DSS office, personnel of the operatives, numbering over 20, invaded the Obi’s palace.
“AK-47 rifles and other things were recovered from the place; some of his men were arrested while others escaped.
“The DSS visited Asagba palace on the issue, but Asagba said he did not send Obi Elunor.
“I am aware that Obi Nduka Elunor had, in times past, evicted some suspected IPOB members who used the land as their hideout during operations, and he mounted a board with an inscription ‘Asagba of Asaba’ on the said land, all in a bid to scare people away from the land,” the source narrated.