David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi State has suspended his special assistant on transportation, Peter Oba, indefinitely for constituting an unlawful job pressure and extorting members of the general public.
Oba was additional directed to refund all he collected from his victims and return the automobile quantity plates confiscated by the unlawful job pressure.
Briefing journalists on the result of the State Government Council assembly on Thursday, Kenneth Ugbala, the senior special assistant to the governor on inner safety, stated the suspension adopted public outcry.
“The Council can also be notified concerning the indefinite suspension of the special assistant to the governor on transport, Mr. Peter Oba for constituting unlawful taskforce and utilizing the identical taskforce to be inflicting downside for the state.
There’s a public outcry regarding this, as a result of members of the general public are complaining that many occasions, they’ll park their autos simply to go in to purchase one thing and earlier than they know, the autos quantity plates are being taken away and they are going to be demanded to pay cash.”
Ugbala stated the cash in query didn’t go into authorities coffers. “So, the individuals amassing the cash should not accountable to authorities. The Council directed that the suspended SA to the governor, Chief Peter Oba, ought to refund to all these he has collected their cash the cash and equally return all of the automobile quantity plates he has collected from members of the general public together with that of the Rev. Fathers and Sisters. The Council directed additional that henceforth, such taskforce shouldn’t be in existence within the state and inspired the members of the general public to defend themselves earlier than inviting police at any time when such persons are being cited as a result of they aren’t working for presidency”, Ugbala said.