Rivers Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Monday made good his threat to kick out any traditional ruler in the state discovered to be aiding and abetting insecurity.
The Governor on Monday, approved the withdrawal of the Certificate of Recognition from His Royal Majesty, Chief Monday Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe in Khana Local Government Area.The withdrawal takes immediate effect, Channels Tv reports.
In a government statement signed by Simeon Nwakaudu, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Wike said, ” the withdrawal of Government Recognition from HRM Chief Monday Frank Noryaa followed his alleged indictment on cult related activities within his kingdom.
“The Traditional Ruler was also indicted for harbouring cultists, leading to insecurity in the area.”
Governor Wike reiterated that his administration remains committed to the promotion of peace and security across the state, stating that any Traditional Ruler or Government Functionary indicted for promoting insecurity will face the full weight of the law.
The dethroned monarch is a first class traditional ruler in Khana, Ogoniland and the first to be dethroned by Wike after his threat that this administration will take the fight against criminalities in the state to the doorsteps of the criminals and their sponsors.