The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has sacked the auditor-general of local government areas of the state, Ambrose Edeh; heads of personnel management; and treasurers of the councils.
This followed their indictment by the State House of Assembly for alleged involvement in the embezzlement of over N1 billion in the local government system in the last six months.
The Ebonyi State House of Assembly had accused the caretaker committee chairmen of the local government areas of financial misappropriation amounting to over N1 billion.
It also accused the heads of personnel management and treasurers of the local government areas of conniving with the council chairmen to loot the treasuries of the various councils.
Twelve out of the 13 caretaker committee chairmen resigned their appointment last week following the lawmakers’ resolution.