The political crises in Kogi state have taken a new dimension with the Nigerian Senate commencing a major investigation into an allegation by Dino Melaye that Governor Yahaya Bello has been illegally arming a local vigilante group.
Senator Dino Melaye, the representative of Kogi west, moved the motion on the floor of the upper chamber citing orders 42 and 52.
According to him, a law established by the Kogi government has given the vigilante group more power than the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) thereby reducing the powers of the latter in the state.
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He argued that the alleged act by the Kogi government is against the Nigerian constitution.
Legit.ng earlier reported that there was confusion in Kogi state on Sunday, March 11, as Governor Yahaya Bello reportedly fired all his commissioners, members of the executive council as well as the 21 administrators of the local government areas.
Few minutes later, however, Governor Bello reversed the decision.
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Reports said that Bello’s action was announced by the governor at an ongoing meeting he held with all political appointees at the Government House, Lokoja, the state capital.
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