For protecting cultists, monarch loses throne in Rivers


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The traditional ruler of Baabe Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Monday Noryaa, in Rivers State has been sacked for alleged involvement in cultism.

Nyesom Wike, the state governor, announced the sacking through a statement issued by his Special Assistant in Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu.

According to the statement, “Rivers State Government  withdraws Certificate of Recognition from HRM Monday Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe.”

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“Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has approved the withdrawal of the Certificate of  Recognition from His Royal Majesty, Chief Monday Frank Noryaa, Gbenemene Baabe.

“The withdrawal takes immediate effect. The withdrawal of Government Recognition from HRM Chief Monday Frank Noryaa followed his indictment on cult-related activities within his kingdom.

“The Traditional Ruler was also indicted for harbouring cultists, leading to insecurity in the area.

“Governor Wike reiterated that his administration remains committed to the promotion of peace and security across the state, stating that any Traditional Ruler or Government Functionary indicted for promoting insecurity will face the full weight of the law,” the statement read.

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