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Kogi deputy governor’s security aides restored


Elder Simon Achuba

The Kogi State deputy governor, Elder Simon Achuba has said his security details earlier withdrawn by the aid-de-camp to the Kogi State Governor has been restored after the press conference he addressed two days earlier.

Achuba had raised an alarm that his life, that of his family and his aides were in danger following the withdrawal of his ADC and security details on the eve of the election while he was set to travel to his village in Ibaji local Government.

There had been a crack in the relationship between Achuba and his principal, Governor Yahaya Bello, for sometime, leading to non-payment of his imprest and allowances for almost one year.


Even the sources of power and water to his official residence had since been cut off.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Akor Sylvester and made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday, the Deputy Governor said his security details have been restored in full yesterday night and have since resumed duties.

He commended the Inspector General of Police and the Kogi State Commissioner of Police for their responses.

The Deputy Governor enjoined the Police State Command to monitor their subordinate officers they send to sensitive duty posts to guide them against being used for unlawful assignments that could tarnish the image of the police.

He also commended the Press for their courage and professionalism which principally assisted in getting the information out to the public.

The Deputy Governor promised to sustain a good working relationship with the Press, stating that the media performs critical roles in the development of the society.


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