The town is deserted when I arrive.
It is perhaps unsurprising: Ogbozinne Akpugo, in Enugu state, was where a community lynched its traditional ruler just a few days ago.
Fear of the police and reprisal attacks has caused people to seek shelter in neighbouring towns.
Local residents have told me how frustrations over the ruler’s authoritarian style, along with allegations of police corruption, ended in his death.
The trouble began last year, when the traditional ruler, Igwe Steven Nwatu, refused to swear in elected members of the Ogbozinne Akpugo Town Union.
He allegedly said he could rule without the help of the union, the group of people elected or selected by the community to help with governance, as is common practice among the Igbo people.