The attention of Uka elites at home and in the diaspora has been drawn to the arrest and detention of one its revered traditional ruler, the Asema Uka, Otumi/Ajoko, His Royal Highness, Mallam Nasiru Momoh, by the Kogi State Police Command.
The elite totally reject this action as it is an affront on the culture, tradition and the subjects of the Royal Father.
The group strongly disapproves the rumour that the arrest and detention of the royal father and thirty others was ordered by the Governor. To the best of our knowledge, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State that we know, will not impinge on the fundamental rights of citizens, let alone, a cradle of our tradition and culture of Ebira people. We see this as a mere name dropping.
The group wishes to call on the Governor to use his good office not only to release the traditional ruler and other people arrested but to identify the politicians behind this act of desecration of our tradition and sanction them accordingly.
We therefore use this medium to advise politicians seeking positions that power is transient and they should refrain from any action that will have long time implication for our community.
Mal. Kabiru Danga
Mr. Jacob Adavize