|Agabaidu, Elias Obekpa|
Who wants Och’Idoma, HRM Chief Elias Ekoyi Obekpa dead? This is the question on the lips of people from the Idoma-speaking area of Benue State.
The monarch has cried out for adequate security for him and his kinsmen at the palace. He made this passionate appeal recently to Mr John Haruna, the outgoing Commissioner of Police in Benue State while receiving him on a courtesy visit to the Idoma ancestral home -Otukpo.
His fear, VC gathered was because of the bitterness expressed by some angry individuals who are conspiring to unseat him from the throne.
His words: “They are usually bent on fomenting trouble and unrest in my domain to such an extent that it is now difficult for me to sleep unperturbed.”
While thanking the police for their tireless effort to safeguard people’s lives and property in the highly-density Otukpo, the monarch however commended Haruna for his humility that prompted to his promotion to the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Police.
Haruna however assured the traditional ruler that the new police reforms would engender adequate security for the people’s lives and property.
“The primary motive behind the reforms is to redeem the lost glory of the police and reposition it to be able to discharge its duties efficiently and effectively,” he avowed.