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Kogi gov suspends monarch over killing of policemen

Kogi gov suspends monarch over killing of policemen
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, Alhaji Musa Achuja with immediate effect.

In a letter to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Kogi State, the governor also directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Hon.” In the same vein, Governor Bello also directed that all unofficial movements of the local government council chairmen out of their territory and other journeys without due process are hereby restricted.The PUNCH reports that three policemen and five members of local vigilantes were killed on Saturday when suspected bandits ambushed a security team put together by the Divisional Police Officer of Ajaokuta Divisional office in response to an intelligence report of suspected bandits invading farms and engaging in illegal activities in the area.31st July 2022 Gov Yahaya Bello 31st July 2022 The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, Alhaji Musa Achuja with immediate effect.

Related News Kogi gov, shield of APC, says Senate President 2023 presidency: Kogi Assembly drums support for Bello Our husbands serving police in South-East, South-South no longer safe –Wives cry out A statement issued on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mohammed Onogwu stated, “The governor strongly warned other traditional rulers across the state who may have connection in one way or the other with criminal elements in their domains to desist forthwith, saying that his administration will deal ruthlessly with anybody who romances with criminal elements no matter how highly placed they are.The governor warned that no amount of connivance with criminals would deter him from his fundamental responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizens and residents of the state.

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