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Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom might have jettisoned the peace agreement entered into with the traditional leaders of the Tiv nation to lay down his arsenals in his avow war with his predicessor, Mr. Gabriel Suswam.
Indications to this regards emerged today (Monday) when the state government again rearraigned former officers of the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs under Suswam’s administration at the federal high court, makurdi.
The officers are, Prince Solomon Wombo, Asen Sambe and Isaiah Ipevnor who served as Adviser, Permanent Secreatary and Accountant at the Bureau respectively.
It would be recalled that the officers were arraigned in Abuja in November 2017 based on allegations of corruption against them raised in the Justice Kpojime Probe Panel Report. They were eventually detained at the Suleja Prison for 2 weeks.
The state government had applied that the case be transferred to Makurdi federal high court.
But sources at the court hinted that the decisison became necessary when it became obvious that the Abuja Federal High Court Judge remained resolute and resisted overtures to do the bidding of representatives of the Benue state government. Their application was granted.
The Tor Tiv, HRM Prof. Ortese Ayatse and the the entire Tiv Traditional Council had towards the end of 2017 called the duo of Suswam and Ortom to a peace meeting where minds were bared and peace agreement reached with all sides agreeing to lay down their arms for the peace and development of Tivland.
The Makurdi federal high court has however granted the former officers bail on the previous conditions given by the Abuja Federal High Court.
The case is further adjourned to 16th October 2018.