Benue Gov. Samuel Ortom suspends 4 traditional rulers

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has approved the immediate suspension of four traditional rulers in the Sankera Intermediate Area of the state over alleged gross misconduct involving financial matters.

Those suspended are Mue Ter Ngyen, Chief D. K. Ijah from Ukum; Mue Ter Ichongo, Chief Terngu Iorhuna; Mue Ter Ipusu, Chief Enoch Kyumen and district head of Tir in Katsina-Ala local government, Chief Boi Johnson.

The governor’s special adviser on local government and chieftaincy affairs, Ken Achabo, in a statement indicated that Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, has appointed Chief Donald Vihive as acting Mue Ter Ngyen; Chief Stephen Tyôkpev as Mue Ter Ipusu, and Chief Orlu Mbakor as acting Mue Ter Chôngo.

Achabo also indicated that Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa, has also appointed Chief Philip Saamaaya as acting district head of Tir.

The duration of the suspension and details of the allegations against the suspended monarch was however not disclosed.

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