Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has directed the suspension of a First Class traditional ruler, the Ohi of Eganyi who serves as Chairman of Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect.
The Governor, in a letter to the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Mustapha Aka’aba should be queried over the security breach in Ajaoukuta with the instruction that the chairman should reply within 24 hours.
The governor’s directive came against the background of the recent security breach in the area which led to the untimely death of some security personnel on their legitimate engagements of maintaining law and orders.
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.
According to him, his administration will deal ruthlessly with anybody who romances with criminal elements no matter how highly placed they are.
Governor Yahaya Bello, in a statement today, July 31 by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, also directed that all unofficial movements of the local government council chairmen out of their territories and other journeys without due process are 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.