The Abia State government has removed Eze Kanu Nwa Kanu, the traditional ruler of Ibom Isii in the Arochukwu Local Government Area, from his position due to allegations of misusing his position.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Uzo Nwachukwu, made the announcement of the royal father’s suspension in a statement.
The monarch allegedly disregarded the rules of the Abia State Code of Conduct for Traditional Rulers and Autonomous Communities, according to the suspension order, which was marked MLGCA /CH/S.5/5.4151.
A disciplinary committee has been established to look into the acts of the suspended royal father, the state government continued, adding that the committee will also provide advice on what action to take next.
“You are hereby removed from your position as traditional ruler of Ibom Isii, Arochukwu Kingdom, for blatantly violating the laws governing traditional rulers and autonomous communities as well as the Code of Conduct for Traditional Rulers in Abia State. This includes instances of official directives being flagrantly disregarded and abuse of office.
The letter of suspension stated, “A disciplinary committee has been established to further investigate your actions and advise the government on the next steps to be taken.”
According to an Arochukwu source who spoke with janescope in Umuahia, Eze Kanu might be in jeopardy now that he’s supposedly involved in the recent coronation of a rival for Eze Aro’s kingdom.