Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom may soon sack some of the top government functionaries that were arrested by the police and are being interrogated over the gruesome murder of his security aide, Denen Igbana, should the appointees fail to resign voluntarily.
LEADERSHIP gathered exclusively that Ortom has been seriously devastated since his SSA on special security was assassinated and hence the ugly incident propelled the recent fervent prayers and fasting to dedicate Benue to God, during which the governor laid bare and cried profusely for Devine intervention.
The men of the CID at the Benue state police command had last Friday arrested a special adviser to the governor (name withheld), and seven others over alleged killing of special assistant to the governor on security, Igbana.
Quickly, Ortom had said in a press statement signed by his chief press secretary, Terver Akase, “that he will not shield anyone that is found by security operatives to be connected to the killing of his aide, no matter how highly placed.”
However, a source at Government House who pleaded anonymity told LEADERSHIP yesterday that Governor Ortom is visibly angry and has vowed to sack the invited top government functionaries that were being interrogated by the police, should they refused to resign their appointments.
According to the source, the sack and or resignation may have become triggered owing to the advice of the founder of mission House Gboko, Pastor Gbile Akani who had, while preaching during the prayer session to mark celebration of democracy day, urged the governor to weed out from his cabinet, men of questionable character.
It will be recalled that Governor Ortom and his entire executive members, few months ago, urged the special adviser on rural development, Tsenongo Abancha who, was accused by the Justice Kpojime probe panel of money laundering, to resign his portfolio and or be sacked.The indicted aide was unhesitatingly relieved of his job.
Resign Or Face Sack, Gov Ortom Tells Appointees Arrested Over Killing of His Security Aide
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