By PETER DURU
Ahead of the speculated reshufflement of Ebonyi State executive council, the state government has suspended its Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Ben Igwenyi, for alleged improper dressing to a state function.
Also suspended are the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Hon. Chukwuma Nwandugo; as well as Culture and Tourism, Chief Hyacinth Ikpor.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Dr. Onyekachi Eni, the suspension is for three months, The Commissioners were directed not to appear in any state function within the duration of the suspension.
The statement read: “The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Martin Elechi, has ordered the suspension of three commissioners and members of the State Executive Council for improper dressing to a state banquet.
“The affected commissioners are: Hon. Chukwuma Nwandugo, Works and Transport; Hon. Hyacinth Ikpor, Culture and Tourism; and Hon. Ben Igwenyi, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
“The suspension is for three months and it commences with immediate effect. The affected commissioners are not expected to appear in any state function within the duration of their suspension”.
Sunday Vanguard gathered that the affected commissioners were suspended after a recent state banquet organized on behalf of the Society of Gynaecologist and Obstetrics of Nigeria, SOGON at the Government House Lodge, Abakaliki.