Popular Governor Suspends Traditional Ruler Over Failure To End Killings
- The traditional ruler of Ishinkwo community in Onicha local government area has been suspended
- Governor Dave Umahi ordered his suspension over his failure to put a stop to killings in his domain
- Also, the traditional ruler has also been ordered to return all government property in his possession including his official vehicle
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In a move that will surprise many Nigerians, Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered the indefinite suspension of the traditional ruler.
The traditional ruler in question is from of Ishinkwo community in Onicha local government area of the state, Eze Josephat Ikegwu.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the secretary to the state government and coordinating commissioner, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, Leadership newspaper reports.
According to him, the suspension was for his inability to stop the ongoing killings in his area.
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Ugbala said that consequently, the traditional ruler should return all government property in his possession including his official vehicle.
He said all government properties in his possession must be returned to the secretary to the State Government/ coordinating commissioner on or before close of work on Monday, October 17, 2022.
The people of Ishinkwo community and their Abomege brothers had been in conflict over land issues which had led to the death of several persons and properties worth millions destroyed.
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Umahi claimed the controversial video was doctored and manipulated. According to him, the incident was an aborted attempt by miscreants to block the airport gate in the guise that they were enforcing a sit-at-home order
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Legit.ng gathered that the police in the state on Saturday, September 17, dispersed supporters of the Obi-dient movement who gathered at the Pastoral Centre, Abakaliki, for the march.
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