15-year-old Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I succeeded his father, late Obi Akaeze Edward Ofulue III who was kidnapped and subsequently murdered last month by gunmen by suspected fulani herdsmen.
The presentation of the King followed the fulfillment of different rites that culminated in his crowning as King by the kingmakers of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State.
Speaking on the significance of the ceremony, Secretary of the Palace, Barr. Joseph Obazei described it as “wonderful in our time.”
“This is a young man who was not even looking up to this position because his father was young and vibrant, unfortunately this bad event occurred. He has now been thrust upon the throne taking up the mantle of his late father. When it appears that there is no king, there is already a king. That is what has just happened.”