Abia Government Suspends Azumini Monarch over Misappropriated N8million

The Abia State government has taken action against Eze Edward Ebere Eule, the traditional ruler of Azumini Ndoki in Ukwa East Local Government Area, suspending him due to alleged misconduct. This decision stems from concerns regarding the handling of N8 million allocated for community power projects, which was reportedly placed in a bank account.

Following recommendations from the Board of Inquiry established by the government to investigate claims against traditional rulers, Eze Ebere has been placed under a 30-day suspension.

Announced over the weekend through a press statement by Uzor Nwachukwu, the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, the government outlined the terms of the suspension. Eze Ebere will remain suspended unless he complies with the recommendations of the Board of Inquiry within the stipulated 30-day period. Among the directives given to the traditional ruler is the prompt reversal of any dissolution of unions, groups, or organizations conducted without following proper procedures.

This development follows a similar action taken against Eze Kanu Nwa Kanu, the traditional ruler of Ibom Isii in Arochukwu LGA, who was removed from office in January 2024 based on recommendations from the Board of Inquiry. The government’s proactive approach in addressing allegations of misconduct among traditional rulers underscores its commitment to upholding accountability and transparency in governance.

Such measures aim to ensure that traditional institutions fulfill their roles effectively and maintain the trust of the communities they serve.

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