Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect.
KogiOnlineNg gathered that 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 Council, Hon. Mustapha Aka’aba be queried over the breach and should reply within 24 hours.
Recall that gunmen ambushed security personnels who were in trail of suspect as a result of security intelligence, killing 8 of them. 3 of which are policemen and 5 are vigilantes.
The governor’s directive is in connection with this security breach.
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 delt ruthlessly with anybody who romances with criminal elements no matter how highly placed they are.
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 governor warned that no amount of connivance with criminals will deter him from his fundamental responsibility of protecting lives and property of the citizens and residents of the state.