Kogi Assembly Suspends 9 Lawmakers Over Alleged Acts of Terrorism

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Kogi State House of Assembly has suspended nine of its members on allegation of terrorism.

This was after the House Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole read a letter from the Executive Governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello alleging that the lawmakers engaged in acts of terrorism.

Contributing to debate on the allegation levelled against the lawmakers, the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Alfa Rabiu Momoh (APC/Ankpa 11), supported the suspension of lawmakers, saying the state is bigger than any personal interest, adding that lawmakers should not be found contravening the law.

Also, Hon Collins Musa (APC/Omala) aligned himself with the Deputy Speaker, arguing that issues bordering on terrorism is too great to be swept under the carpet.

The House placed the nine lawmakers on indefinite suspension until investigation is concluded.

The suspended lawmakers are: Olusola Kilani (Ijumu), Bello Hassan (Ajaokuta), Muhammed Lawi Ahmed (Okene 1), Moses Akande (Ogori-Magongo), Aderonke Aro (Yagba West), Daniya Ranyi (Bassa), Atule Igbunu (Ibaji), Atachaji Musa (Idah) and Muktah Bajeh (Okehi).

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