JUST IN: Tension In Awka as police teargas monarchs, others.
The Policemen also teargased the traditional rulers and other guests at the palace before shooting in the air to disperse the crowd.
It was gathered some influential monarchs from the length and breath of the country visited the Palace on the invitation of the factional monarch of Awka Kingdom, Austine Ndigwe.
Before the sealing of the arena, the Policemen, suspected to have come from the Zone -13, Ukpo, Dinukofia local government area of Anambra State, dispersed guests at the palace for the new yam festival.
Ndigwe, who parades himself as the traditional ruler of Awka Kingdom, is not recognised by the Anambra State government.
The source said the oil mogul was above doing such things, adding that emissaries of rift should give the man space to enjoy his peace .
Another source alleged that the invasion was on the orders of Governor Chukwuma Soludo.
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