Yet-to-be-identified hoodlums on Thursday set the palace of His Royal Highness, Eze Obi Ralph Ekezie, on fire in Imo State.
Ekezie is the traditional ruler of Obor Autonomous Community, a neighbouring community to Omuma, Gov Hope Uzodinma’s hometown in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo.
Daily Post reported that the arson caused some damages to the monarchs’ property and two other buildings in his community.
A source who spoke to the news medium also said that the fire was later brought under control by the combined efforts of good-spirited individuals in the community.
Reacting to the incident, the monarch blamed those he called enemies of progress in his community for torching his palace.
The traditional ruler said that he was monitoring the development from his abode in Owerri, capital of Imo State.