Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has suspended his Chief of Staff, Anthony Agbazuere.
A statement on Sunday by Secretary to Abia State Government, Chris Ezem, clarified Permanent Secretary of the Government House, Alozie Odoemelam, would act in the office until further notice.
No reason was yet given for Agbazuere’s suspension
Reports have however linked the development to the recent invitation of Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, popularly known as Odumeje, to the State House.
A video which trended on social media at the weekend showed Agbazuere spraying money on the Onitsha-based prophet in his office, an action which has been attracting condemnations across social media channels, with many saying such conduct was unbecoming of a public office holder.
The statement read: “Governor Ikpeazu has directed the suspension of his Chief of Staff, Dr Anthony Agbazuere. Permanent Secretary of the Government House, Alozie Odoemelam, will act as such until further notice.”