The government of Abia State has taken the decision to suspend the traditional ruler of Ibom Isii, Eze Kanu Nwa Kanu, over allegations of abusing his office. This action was officially communicated through a statement issued by Uzo Nwachukwu, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The suspension order, identified as MLGCA /CH/S.5/5.4151, cites the monarch’s violation of the provisions outlined in the Code of Conduct for Traditional Rulers and Autonomous Communities in Abia State. The state government further revealed the establishment of a disciplinary committee tasked with investigating the activities of the suspended royal figure.
The committee’s mandate extends to providing advice on the appropriate course of action to be taken in light of the investigation’s findings.
In accordance with the suspension letter, Eze Kanu is held accountable for “flagrantly flouting the provisions of the Code of Conduct for Traditional Rulers in Abia State” through the abuse of his office and a demonstrated pattern of disregarding official directives from the government.
The gravity of these allegations has prompted the government to initiate a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding the traditional ruler’s conduct. Reports from Arochukwu suggest that Eze Kanu’s entanglement in controversy may stem from his alleged involvement in the recent crowning of a factional claimant to the throne of Eze Aro.
This development has raised concerns and contributed to the decision to suspend the royal father pending the outcome of the investigative process.