The captured King of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha North LGA of Delta State, HRM Obi Akaeze Ofulue III was discovered dead at Ekon in Edo state, in the wake of being allegedly murdered by his abductors. The deceased ruler alongside his driver was abducted by suspected Fulani herders on Obior/Igbodo Road, Delta State, on the fifth of January. A source near the royal residence said a youthful hausa man who was found with the ruler's telephone was captured three days back is as yet being addressed by the police. A source who argued secrecy, told Vanguard "The kingdom had been tossed into grieving and disarray, including, "The late ruler was so dear to us. His passing has conveyed difficulty to the kingdom" The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Celestina Kalu affirmed the incident, adding that the police is still looking for the executioners. The monarch died at 52 years.