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Delta ruler commits suicide for being called a wizard

23 December 2016, 14:39

Delta - The traditional ruler of Umuachi-Ogo community of Ndokwa-East Local Government Area, Delta State, Onotuku Joseph Onyemali, has committed suicide, Punch reports.

The monarch was found dead after consuming a substance suspected to be poisonous after an allegation of witchcraft was levelled against him by some of his subjects.

The corpse of the monarch was discovered at 8am on Wednesday.

The sources said investigation revealed that the late traditional was found lifeless in his palace after taking some herbicide, whose container was found near his body according to Naij.

A chief in the area, who confirmed the incident, declined further comment when contacted on Thursday evening.

When contacted on the incident, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Zanna Ibrahim, said he had not been briefed on the incident.

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