The past may have caught up with some councilors in the Ika South legislative arm, as they were suspended from sittings in the House, and subsequently handed over to the police over their alleged involvement in the disappearance of the Mace, some few months ago.
The suspended members are Hon. Joseph Enumah (ward 7), Hon. Henry Agholor (ward 5) and Hon. Isioma Isedeh (ward 17). They were said to be responsible for the disappearance of the Mace, which stands as the symbol of authority of the House, early this year.
According to a reliable source, the three lawmakes were handed indefinite suspension during plenary of the House on Thursday, July 29, 2010. The source informed Ika Weekly that immediately after the suspension order was issued, two of the affected councilor were arrested by the police, who are currently investigating their level of culpability in the stolen Mace saga.
All efforts to reach the leader of the House, Hon. Alexander Azeru by Ika Weekly proved abortive as he was said to be away at the time our reporter visited his office. It was however gathered that one of the embattled councilors, Hon. Isioma Isedeh was later exonerated as not being part of the disappearance of the Mace.
It should be recalled that early this year, some persons suspected to be councilors of Ika South legislature broke into the office of the Clerk of the House and made away with the House Mace, which was later found in the official car of a senior political office holder in the LGA.
Further details or developments will be brought to you in our subsequent edition.