Politics Gov Umahi Axes Ebonyi State Attorney General for Coming Late to Gov't Event



Governor David Umahi, has suspended the Ebonyi state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Augustine Nwankwegu, and has placed the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Jonathan Okoronkwo, on an indefinite suspension.

The two men were axed for alleged indiscipline and dereliction of duties. The Governor has immediately appointed Uwabunkoye Onwosi to act in place of Mr. Nwankwegu.

The decision was announced at the government house, Abakaliki, during the swearing in the newly appointed caretaker committee chairmen and some coordinators of development centres in the state.

Both officials were outside the executive council chambers of the government house during the swearing in. According to reports, the governor stepped into the executive council chambers only to discover that the Attorney-General and the Solicitor General were not in the chamber, leading to their immediate and indefinite suspension.

However, someone close to the matter said the officials were late because the time of the event was brought forward and they were not informed of the change by the protocol department of the government house.


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