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July 17, 2018

Cultural festival turns bloody in Ehime-Mbano

The 2016 edition of Ibo Uzo festival in Umuezeala, Ehime-Mbano L.G.A of Imo State has led to the death of a 58 year old man, Mr. Eugene Njoku, native of Umuihim Oki in Umualumaku/Umuihim Autonomous Community. Trouble stated when a section of the community in Ezeala-Ezike Autonomous Community who were aggrieved that their preferred choice of traditional ruler was not crowned as the Royal Father of the community, decided to celebrate their own version of the festival in defiance of the day chosen by the duly constituted traditional authority. On the ill feted day, the exuberant youths threw caution to…