• Wednesday, May 22, 2024
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Dafinone commends Tinubu, military over Delta monarch’s release

Dafinone commends Tinubu, military over Delta monarch’s release

…Supports efforts to bring perpetrators to justice

Ede Dafinone, the senator representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to President Bola Tinubu, the Chief of Defence Staff and the Chief of Army Staff for their instrumental roles in securing the release of His Royal Majesty, King Clement Ikolo, Urhukpe 1, the monarch of Ewu-Urhobo Kingdom in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Following the distressing incident at Okuama that led to the detention of King Clement Ikolo, Senator Ede Dafinone engaged tirelessly with relevant authorities to ensure that the monarch was released.

The Delta Central lawmaker in collaboration with his colleagues, Senators Ned Nwoko (Delta North) and Joel Onowakpo-Thomas (Delta South) interfaced with the military authorities to ensure that the monarch was freed.

Following their interventions, the monarch was released to Senator Ede Dafinone by the military authority at the Defence Headquarters at about 11am with an understanding that the senator will make the king available should his attention be needed.

“Today, I commend the swift and decisive actions taken by President Bola Tinubu and the Chief of Defence Staff in addressing this matter with the urgency and seriousness it deserved.

In his statement, Senator Dafinone remarked, “The release of His Royal Majesty, King Clement Ikolo, Urhukpe 1, brings a sense of relief and reassurance to our community. I am deeply grateful to Mr. President, Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa, Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja and the entire military leadership for their unwavering commitment to upholding the rule of law and ensuring the safety and well-being of all citizens.

“I also wish on behalf of the Urhobo nation to thank my colleague senators from Delta North, Senator Ned Nwoko and Delta South, Senator Joel Onowakpo-Thomas for their invaluable contributions to the release of our dear king.

“As a staunch advocate for justice and accountability, I pledge my continued support to the efforts aimed at uncovering the truth behind the unfortunate incident and bringing the perpetrators to justice.”

He emphasized the importance of collaboration between government, security agencies, and community leaders to safeguard the peace and stability of our nation.

Senator Dafinone also extended his heartfelt appreciation to all individuals and organizations, particularly the media who contributed to the resolution of this matter.

“I call for unity and solidarity among all Nigerians as we work together to overcome challenges and build a brighter future for our beloved country.”