Igwe Mburubu, Southeast’s Oldest Serving Monarch Passes On

Igwe Mburubu, Southeast’s Oldest Serving Monarch Passes On

  • Igwe Emmanuel Mmuonyelu Ogbuzulu Eze JP, Igwe Ozulumba 1 of Mburubu Kingdom has joined his ancestors
  • The monarch died who is adjudged the longest serving monarch in South East Nigeria passed on Tuesday
  • He reigned for 53 years, beginning from 1968 when he was crowned the Igwe of Mburubu in Enugu state

His Royal Majesty, Igwe Emmanuel Mmuonyelu Ogbuzulu Eze JP, Igwe Ozulumba 1 of Mburubu Kingdom has passed on.

The Igwe, who is adjudged the longest serving monarch in South East Nigeria passed on in the early hours of Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 in Enugu, after a brief illness.

Igwe Ozulumba 1 of Mburubu Kingdom has joined his ancestors
Igwe Emmanuel Mmuonyelu Ogbuzulu Eze JP, Igwe Ozulumba 1 of Mburubu Kingdom has joined his ancestors. Photo: ThankGod Ofoelue
Source: UGC

Until his death, Igwe Emmanuel Ezeh was the traditional ruler of Mburubu's seven clans, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.

He reigned for 53 years, beginning from 1968 when he was crowned the Igwe of Mburubu. He was equally the longest serving Traditional Ruler in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

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He was aged 94 years.

Igwe Emmanuel Ezeh is survived by his loving wife, sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters and great-granddaughters.

His interment will be announced on a later date by the family.

Tears flow as abducted traditional ruler is found dead in market square

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the ancient kingdom of Atta in Njaba local government area of Imo state has been thrown into mourning following the murder of its traditional ruler, Eze Edwin Azike.

The Punch reports that Azike's body was found at the community market square on Friday morning, December 10.

It was gathered that the monarch was killed after he was abducted on Thursday, December 9.

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In another related report, gunmen suspected to be kidnappers reportedly abducted a Catholic Priest, Reverend Joseph Ajayi.

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The cleric was abducted along the Akure-Ikere road in Ondo state on Tuesday, December 7.

He was said to be travelling in his Toyota Corolla to Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area, close to Akure, the state capital, where his parish is located.

Source: Legit.ng

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