The Governor of Ebonyi David Umahi State yesterday suspended the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Augustine Nwankwegu for negligence of duty.
Also affected by the suspension was the state Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Jonathan Okoronkwo.
The duo were suspended for alleged indiscipline and dereliction of duties even as Governor Umahi immediately appointed Dr. Uwabunkoye Onwosi to act in place of Nwankwegu.
The governor announced the suspension of Nwankwegu and Okoronkwo at the Government House Abakaliki while swearing-in newly appointed caretaker committee chairmen and some coordinators of development centres in the State.
Nwankwegu and Okoronkwo were reported to have been outside the Exco chambers of the Government house, Abakaliki during the swearing in exercise.
Report has it that Governor Umahi had stepped into the Exco chambers only to discover that the Attorney-General and the Solicitor General were not in the chamber, leading to their immediate and indefinite suspension.