Wike ‘Sacks’ Traditional Ruler For Allegedly Harbouring Cultists

Written by on May 23, 2019

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approved the withdrawal of the Certificate of  Recognition of a traditional ruler in the state.

The traditional ruler, HRM Monday Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe, was removed following his alleged indictment on cult-related activities within his kingdom.

This was disclosed on Monday, in a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu.


“The Traditional Ruler was also indicted for harbouring cultists, leading to insecurity in the area,” the statement added.

According to the governor, his administration remains committed to the promotion of peace and security across the state.

He said any traditional ruler or government official indicted for promoting insecurity will face the full weight of the law.

The withdrawal of the traditional ruler takes immediate effect.

Meanwhile, the ruler could not be immediately reached for comments and no official response issued yet.

But the Rivers State Police Command confirmed to Channels Television that the Monarch was invited on Monday for questioning over the violence in his community in Khana Local Government Area, that led to the killing of at least five persons on Saturday night.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer in State, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, he was released after being questioned.

DSP Omoni added that some persons have been arrested and an investigation is currently ongoing with officers deployed to the community to check any further outbreak of violence.

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