Benin – The Edo Government has denied that Gov. Adams Oshiohmole signed the death warrant of two more prisoners on death row in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Peter Okhiria, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Adams Oshiomhole, and issued on Wednesday in Benin.
The statement described media reports on the issue as false and intended to cause disaffection in the state.
It, therefore, advised members of the public to disregard the information, adding that the governor would not shy away from carrying out his constitutional duties when the need arose.
In another development, the state government has appointed Mr Aremiyau Aligame-Momoh, as the Executive Director on revenue matters, as part of effort to improve on its revenue generation and effectively monitor same.
A statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, said the appointment took immediate effect.
It said that the office would henceforth handle the functions of the former task force on revenue generation.
It said that office was saddled with the responsibility to draw the remuneration of elected political office holders, appointees, and public office holders.
Until his appointment, Aligame-Momoh was the immediate past Chairman of the state Produce Board.