Kogi Assembly suspends Okene council boss over alleged intimation, arrest of opponents

The Kogi State House of Assembly has suspended the chairman of Okene Local Government Area, Abdulrazak Muhammed from office.

His suspension followed a report from the Department of State Services (DSS) which passed through the office of the governor to the house alleging that he used his position as council chairman to carry out undue arrest, intimidate and torture anyone who was against his Oziogu clan.

The Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole, who read the report on Tuesday during the house plenary said the council chairman would remain suspended until the DSS completes its investigation.

Kolawole directed the vice-chairman to immediately take over the affairs of the council.

He also directed the house committee on local government to carry out an independent investigation and report back to the house.

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