Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State yesterday suspended indefinitely, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Augustine Nwankwegu for negligence of duty.
Also affected by the suspension was the state Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Jonathan Okoronkwo.
The duo were suspended for alleged indiscipline and dereliction of duties even as Governor Umahi immediately appointed Dr. Uwabunkoye Onwosi to act in place of Nwankwegu.
The governor announced the suspension of Nwankwegu and Okoronkwo at the Government House Abakaliki while swearing-in newly appointed caretaker committee chairmen and some coordinators of development centres in the State.
Nwankwegu and Okoronkwo were reported to have been outside the Exco chambers of the Government house, Abakaliki during the swearing in exercise.
Vanguard learned that Governor Umahi had stepped into the Exco chambers only to discover that the Attorney-General and the Solicitor General were not in the chamber, leading to their immediate and indefinite suspension.
Vanguard, March 31, 2017
RipplesNigeria….without borders, without fears
Latest posts by Ripples Nigeria (see all)
- Controversy brews as CAN alleges plan by El-rufai to demolish 110-yr-old Anglican Church - September 19, 2019
- AKWA IBOM: Again, Gov Emmanuel defeats Buhari’s former minister Ekere - September 19, 2019
- Buhari leaves for New York to attend UNGA - September 19, 2019