Thieves invaded the grave of late fishmonger and business mogul, Olorogun Michael Ibru in Agbarha-Otor community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, over this weekend.
The discovery was made in the early hours of Friday. Movement in the community has been restricted from 12am to 6am.
According to sources, the thieves took to heels after successfully bathing Olorogun’s grave with acid, located behind the Ibru Clinic. Their plan to steal the casket containing the remains of the late Urhobo icon was foiled by the vigilance of residence.
President General of the community and retired university don, Prof Sam Ibodje explained that the police in Ugheli ‘B’ Division were on too of the matter.
Agbarha-Otor is the country home of the Ibrus where the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University is located.