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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Delta State Govt Suspends Monarch Over Acts Inimical To Peace

                        Ukwata 1 of Umukwata

The Delta State Government has suspended the traditional ruler of Umukwata Kingdom in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state, His Majesty, Friday Abaja, the Ukwata 1 of Umukwata, for six months over alleged acts inimical to peace and good governance.

The suspension order was slammed on Abaja by way of a letter dated Tuesday, April 1, 2019, asking him to proceed on six months suspension, with immediate effect.

The letter is said to have emanated from  the office of the Permanent Secretary, Directorate of Chieftaincy Affairs, J.N. Egwahor, on behalf of the Deputy Governor.

The monarch is accused of engaging in “acts inimical to peace, order and good governance," even as he was also directed to state in writing to the Office of the Deputy Governor, while harsher disciplinary action should not be taken against him.

The query/suspension letter reads:“In the exercise of it’s powers as stated in part IV, section 28(1) of the Traditional Rulers Council & Chiefs Law 2008 as amended, Your Majesty, Friday Abaja, Ukwata 1 of Umukwata Kingdom, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State is hereby suspended by the State Government for a period of Six months in the first instance with immediate effect.”

"(You)further required to state within seven days of receipt of this letter why a more severe sanction should not be imposed on you."

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