Okene LG boss, Abdulrazaq Muhammed suspended over DSS report


Richard Elesho

The Kogi State House of Assembly has suspended the Chairman of Okene Local Government Area, Hon. Abdulrazaq Muhammed indefinitely over allegations of intimidation, unlawful arrest, torture and harassment of innocent people in the local government.

His suspension followed a report from DSS through the office of the governor to the house alleging that he used his position as council chairman to carry out undue arrest, intimidate and torture of any one who was against his Oziogu clan.

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The Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole who read the report on Tuesday said Abdulrazaq Muhammed would remain suspended until the DSS complete its investigation.

The speaker directed the vice chairman to immediately take over affairs of the council.

He also directed the House committee on local government to carryout an independent investigation and report back to the House.

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