June 12, 2024

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has reportedly deposed some traditional rulers in the state.
This was announced by Bello during a media parley after the Executive Council Meeting in Lokoja on Sunday.

He said the monarchs were deposed after going through all the required procedures and adhering to our traditional and chieftaincy laws, rules, and regulations.

Bello said: “His Royal Highness, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isah Koto, the Ohimege-Igu Koton-Karfe, who is also the chairman, Lokoja/Kogi local government area traditional council is hereby removed and to be deposed to, Rijau Local Government Area of Niger state.”

He further added that “His Royal Highness, Sam Bola Ojoa, the Olu Magongo of Magongo, is removed and to be deposed to Salka, Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.”

His Royal Highness, Samuel Adayi Onimisi, the Obobanyi of Emani, is removed and to be deposed to Doko, Lavun Local Government Area of Niger state.”

On the deposition of Onimisi, Governor Bello said the title “OBOBANYI OF IHIMA” which reads on the promotion letter, upgrading the stool to first-class status, “was done without cognisance to the fact that the title; “OBOBANYI OF IHIMA” is a subject of litigation and the court of law is yet to arrive at the possible final decision, as such, the Government have however received several petitions, calling attention to the need to revert and maintain status quo, until the court of law decides.”

“To this end, the stool is hereby reverted to “OBOBANYI OF EMANI” as the present occupant remains deposed.”

The governor also said His Royal Highness, Boniface Musa, the ONU-IFE in Omala Local Government is to be suspended indefinitely.

Following appropriate government involvement to address the persistent disputes that have plagued the selection process, the government thus announces the appointments of the future occupants on the following seats.

That: Alhaji Ahmed Tijani Anaje, who is the OHI OF OKENWE, is hereby appointed as the OHINOYI OF EBIRALAND as well as Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Kabir is hereby appointed as the MAIGARI OF LOKOJA, and Alhaji Dauda Isah, is hereby appointed as the MAIYAKI OF KUPA

Mallam Saidu Akawo Salihu was also appointed as the OHIMEGE-IGU KOTON- and he is to be turban immediately.

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