Edo suspends Uromi traditional ruler for attacking subject
The Edo State Government yesterday suspended the traditional ruler of Uromi (the Onojie of Uromi) in Esan North East Local government of Edo state, Anselm…
The Edo State Government yesterday suspended the traditional ruler of Uromi (the Onojie of Uromi) in Esan North East Local government of Edo state, Anselm O Aidenojie, from office for seven days.
A statement effecting the suspension which was released to journalists by Secretary to the State Government Prof Julius Ihonvbere, said “I write to convey to you the decision of the Edo State Executive Council at its meeting on the 26th October 2016, suspending you from office for 7 days as Onojie of Uromi.”
It said the suspension was based on unprovoked attack and inflicting injuries on one Mrs Betty Okoebor on September 28, in full public glare and causing disgrace to his otherwise esteemed office.
The suspension order required the traditional ruler to offer an apology for his act. It stated, “Within the 7-day period, you are required to apologize to your victim, Mrs Betty Okoebor and the Government of Edo State,” failure of which he would “stand deposed as the Onojie of Uromi.”
The state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had in a press statement on October 5, raised alarm that the state government had plan to suspend some traditional rulers in the state considered not loyal to the All Progressives Congress (APC).