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Kogi governor fires Muslim pilgrims’ board boss, hands him over to SSS

17 October 2016, 11:20

Kogi-  Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has sacked the chairman of the State’s Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Sadiq Rabiu, Premium Times reports.

The spokesperson of the governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said Sadiq was sacked over allegations of fraud and dehumanizing treatment of pilgrims from the state to this year’s Hajj.

Fanwo said the governor set up an investigative panel to probe the activities of the Muslim Pilgrims Board Chairman after receiving complaints from the pilgrims.

The former chairman was also accused of discreetly including his relations and friends on the pilgrimage while hiding same from government.

Fanwo said the action of Sadiq was at variance to the policy of the present administration in the state, which places emphasis on accountability, probity and transparency.

He also said the suspended chairman has been handed over to security agencies.

Meanwhile the State Security Service has disclosed at least eight more senior judges are being investigated for corruption and may be arrested anytime from now according to News24.

The eight are part of 15 judges that are being investigated by the State Security Service for alleged corrupt practices.

Seven judges were arrested between last week and later released on self recognition in raids that have been condemned by lawyers and Nigerian rights groups.

- News 24


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