Bayelsa Monarch: How I was Butchered by Suspected Assassins


The paramount ruler of Oluasiri clan in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, King Iyerite Chiefson Awululu, monday narrated how he was attacked by assassins last week.

Awulu said he was butchered by three armed men who attempted to murder him with several blows of machete cuts and left him for dead along the Otiotio area Yenagoa, the state capital. The 59-year-old monarch, said a former two-time member of the state House of Assembly, has been arrested by the men of the State Investigation Bureau (SIB) of the state police command in connection with the incident.

He added that the attack was due to the ongoing attempts to dethrone him over his refusal to extend the tenure of members of the Youth groups, the Oluasiri Development Union (ODU) and Oluasiri Youth Forum (OYF) The monarch who spoke from his hospital bed, said he got into trouble with the alleged sponsors of his attempted murder due to his refusal to extend the tenure of the youth groups and his decision to welcome the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Timipre Sylva, during the last general election. Awululu said all petitions and complaints to the state command and Zone 5 command of the Nigerian Police were treated with levity.