Leaders of Hunters, Forest Guards in Trouble As Governor Issues Arrest Order For Shaving Lady's Hair
- The Benue state government has condemned the shaving of a young lady's hair by some hunter and forest guards in the state
- Samuel Ortom said that his administration is not part of the illegality carried out by these hunters and the forest guards
- The governor also ordered the commissioner of police in Benue state to immediately arrest leaders of those who shaved the lady's hair
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state on Wednesday, April 27, has ordered the immediate arrest of the leaders of the illegal group, 'Hunters and Forests Security Guards in Makurdi, the state's capital city.
The illegal group, popularly known as Hunters and Forests Security Guards had caused heavy security breaches on the streets of Makurdi when they allegedly shaved a young lady's hair.
Distancing himself and his administration from the illegal activities of the group, Governor Ortom warned that the hunter and guards are not an agency of the state government.
Ortom in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, maintained that the state government has no relationship with the hunters' security outfit and will not in any way condone their operations in the state.
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The statement which was seen by Legit.ng read in part:
"The Hunters and Forest Security Guards is not a creation of the Benue state government and we absolutely do not have any relationship with it in whatever form.
"As the chief security officer of the state, I am appalled by the unlawful acts of these people and I condemn this in unequivocal terms and state categorically that my government has nothing to do with this group and its actions"
Benue state government not part of the illegal plan
Governor Ortom stressed that his government does not condone injustice of any form and inhuman treatment of persons based on gender, social, political religious or ethnic segregation.
He also emphasized that as a government, which has been at the forefront of the fight against insecurity and all forms of injustice and discrimination against her people, his administration would not fold his arms and watch some lawless persons maltreat his subjects.
"I have repeatedly maintained that I will never allow criminals to take over the state. Benue citizens are law-abiding and we cannot allow illegal bodies to operate and harass people here."
Consequently, the following persons who are leaders of the group have been arrested by the Police for breach of security in the state.
Those arrested include Ajonye Peter, state commandant, Leva Luther, deputy commandant, Jov Peter Charles, admin officer and Godwin Adinya, state adviser.
The governor charged the police to properly investigate those involved in the act and ensure that justice is done in order to serve as a deterrent to other persons or groups that may want to take laws into their hands to visit mayhem on innocent citizens
Benue governor buys big car, sends it to 84-year-old man who helped him when he was coming up, photos go viral
Governor Samuel Ortom had provided a brand new car to an 84-year-old man for his role in the development of the state.
According to the story obtained by Legit.ng, the man's name is Elder Banger Iyorhon and he is said to have played a prominent role in Ortom's life.
The car, a brand new black JMC Vigus was handed to the old man to ease his movement by someone sent by the governor.
Ortom denies borrowing N160M from Benue's former chief of staff for his 2015 election
The claim by a former chief of staff of Benue state that the governor borrowed some money for his campaign had been debunked.
Terwase Orbunde has claimed that he invested N160 million into Governor Ortom's 2015 election campaign.
Calling for the repayment of the investment, Orbunde said he needed the money to sort out some of his pressing family issues.