Gunmen attack Delta monarch’s wife injure guard
Unkwond gunmen in police uniform have attacked the Queen Mother of Ughelli Kingdom in Delta State,
injuring the police orderly attached to the palace.
There was a pandemonium on Monday in the Ughelli area of Delta State as gunmen numbering five laid siege to
the palace of Ughelli Kingdom.
The Queen 11 of the kingdom, Queen Rachael, narrowly escaped after the gunmen ambushed her in front of the
palace along Isoko Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state.
An orderly attached to the palace, Inspector Bello Chinye, also narrowly escaped the incident but sustained
a gunshot wound.
It was gathered that the and monarch’s wife and her driver had gone to a new generation bank along the Isoko
Road and were returning to the palace when they were accosted by the gunmen.
NSL Learned the incident which happened on Monday evening was a failed attempt to kidnap the Queen Mother
by the unknown gunmen.
But the public relations officer of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya,
said the incident was not a kidnap attempt, but a random armed robbery that was foiled.
Onovwakpoyeya, who confirmed the incident in Asaba, said the hoodlums did not succeed irrespective
of their intentions.