The Zamfara State House of Assembly has suspended Mr Sani Galadi, Shinkafi Local Government Chairman from office.
He is being suspended for alleged diversion of N23 million support fund for armed banditry victims in the area.
The Public Relations officer of the House, Mustafa Jafaru-Kaura, issued a statement on Saturday in Gusau, saying the chairman was suspended for three months.
The support fund was provided by the immediate past administration in the state.
The council explained that Galadi was suspended at the assembly’s plenary presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya on Friday.
“The decision followed an interim report submitted by the Chairman House Committee on Public Petitions, Yusuf Kanoma (PDP, Maru North) alleging that Galadi diverted N23 million meant to support victims of armed banditry attacks.
“After careful study and subsequent deliberations of the report on the floor of the House, the lawmakers unanimously agreed to suspend the council chairman for three months, pending the completion of the assembly’s investigation on the matter,’’ Jafaru-Kaura said.
Meanwhile, the House had also received progress report against the Chairman of Maradun Local Government Council, Alhaji Ahmad Abubakar. He was suspended over the alleged security breach in the area.
“The House also unanimously agreed to extend Abubakar’s suspension by six months.