The traditional ruler of Ibom Isii in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State, Eze Kanu Nwa Kanu, has been suspended from office by the Abia State government for allegedly abusing his office.
The suspension of the royal father was announced in a statement issued by Uzo Nwachukwu, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The suspension order, which was marked MLGCA /CH/S.5/5.4151, said that the monarch flouted provisions of the Code of Conduct for Traditional Rulers and Autonomous Communities in Abia State.
The state government added that a disciplinary committee has been set up to investigate the activities of the suspended royal father, pointing out that the panel would also advise it on the next steps to take on the matter.
“You are hereby suspended from office as a traditional ruler, Ibom Isii, Arochukwu Kingdom, for flagrantly flouting the provisions of the Code of Conduct for Traditional Rulers in Abia State, and the Traditional Rulers and Autonomous Communities Law ; via abuse of office and established cases of flagrant disregard of official directives of government.
” A disciplinary committee has been set up to further investigate your actions and advise the government on the next steps to to be taken”, the suspension letter read.
A source from Arochukwu told DAILY POST in Umuahia that Eze Kanu may have landed himself in trouble following his alleged involvement in the recent crowning of a factional claimant to the throne of Eze Aro.