The grave of late business mogul, Olorogun Michael Ibru in Agbarha-Otor community in Delta State was reportedly broken into by suspected hoodlums who made attempt to steal the casket.
The incident was discovered in the early hours of Friday, forcing the authorities to restrict movement in the community from 12a.m.
According to Vanguard, the hoodlums fled after pouring acid on the tomb which is located behind the Ibru Clinic in a failed attempt to steal the casket containing the remains of the late Urhobo icon.
President General of the community and retired university don, Prof Sam Ibodje told the newspaper that the matter has been reported at the Ughelli ‘B’ Division police station.
Agbarha-Otor is the country home of the Ibrus and plays host to the headquarters of 222 battalion of the Nigeria Army as well as the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University.
The renowned business tycoon and then patriarch of the Ibru dynasty died on September 6, 2016.
He was buried December 14, 2016, his remains were committed to mother earth at about 1.40pm opposite the family compound in Agharha-Otor.
Police of the Ughelli B’ Division at Agbarha-Otor Town, have arrested three security guards in ongoing investigations over the incident, Warri Today reports.
The community leadership has further imposed temporary curfew in the community. The restricts human and vehicular movement between 12mid-night and 6am.