Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has suspended his Chief of Staff, Anthony Agbazuere according to a terse statement on Sunday.
The statement, which was signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Chris Ezem, said that Agbazuere’s suspension took immediate effect, without giving reasons.
”Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the immediate suspension from office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Dr ACB Agbazuere,” the short statement read.
However, the suspension was announced a few hours after a video surfaced online showing Agbazuere spraying money in his office on Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, popularly known as Odumeje.
This had attracted public criticisms and outrage, especially on social media.
Odumeje is a famous and controversial Onitsha-based cleric and leader of the Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry.
He became famous in 2019 when he described himself as ‘the liquid metal’, ‘the war’, and ‘the indaboski pahose’ among others in viral videos.
He has also been known to hobnob with celebrities.