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Why Lafia Emirate Council suspended late Emir’s son

By Simon Francis


The Lafia Emirate Council of Nasarawa State has suspended Musa Isa, the son of the late Emir of Lafia, Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai I, for three months.

He was suspended over alleged abuse of rites and insubordination to the current Emir and Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, HRH Justice Sidi Bage I.

Prior to his suspension, Musa Isa was the Ubangari of Lafia and Hakimi.

Reliable sources who are in the know of the happenings in the emirate council alleged that there had been some issues that could not be totally resolved before the incident that led to the suspension.

A terse message that was allegedly circulated in the emirate council social media platform reads: “Emir of Lafia suspends Musa Isa as Ubangarin Lafia, Friday.

“His Royal Highness, Justice Sidi Mohammed Bage 1, Emir of Lafia Bare-Bari, and Chairman, Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs, has today, Friday, 21st day of February, 2020, suspended Musa Isa from chieftaincy affairs of the office of Ubangarin Lafia for 3 months.

“Dr. Isa Mustafa Agwai was the 16th Emir of Lafia. He died on January 10, 2019, and was succeeded by the retired Justice of the Supreme Court, HRH, Justice Sidi Mohammed Bage 1, as the 17th Emir of Lafia.

“As a family, we pray and hope this matter would be resolved in no distance time to come Insha-Allah.”

However, other sources revealed that the suspension was occasioned by the role the late Emir’s son played at an event when his late father was given a post humus award at the Federal University, Lafia, penultimate week.

Reliable sources disclosed that what angered the Emirate Council was the inability of the late emir’s son to pay homage to the current Emir of Lafia at the venue of the occasion at the Federal University, Lafia.

ExpressDay recalls that Isa Musa had alongside HRH Justice Sidi Bage, contested for the throne. He, however, lost to the current emir.

Written by ExpressDay

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