Governor Wike sacks Rivers monarch over alleged cultism

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has dismissed Royal Majesty, Chief Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe. The monarch was dethroned over alleged indictment on cult-related activities within his kingdom. Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, revealed this in a statement on Monday. The approval by the Governor withdrawing the His Certificate


The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has dismissed Royal Majesty, Chief Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe.

The monarch was dethroned over alleged indictment on cult-related activities within his kingdom.

Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, revealed this in a statement on Monday.

The approval by the Governor withdrawing the

His Certificate of Recognition and Staff of office, have been withdrawn in addition to other sundry benefits which were formerly attach to his office.

“The traditional ruler was also indicted for harbouring cultists, leading to insecurity in the area,” he said.

The statement quoted Governor Wike as saying his “administration remained committed to the promotion of peace and security across the State”.

The governor also warned other traditional rulers and government functionaries against being indicted for promoting insecurity, saying they will face the full weight of the law.

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