Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has ordered the immediate removal of the Executive Secretary (ES) of the Teachers Service Board (TSB), Mr. James Pine from office.
The acting Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Bem Meladu, revealed this yesterday in Makurdi saying the state government was embarrassed by the actions of Pine who assaulted a staff member under him. He said that Pine also used criminal force on the staff and while the case was in court, he turned down all the overtures towards peaceful resolution of the matter.
According to the governor, “Pine’s conviction by the court is an embarrassment to the people of Benue State.”
Pine who was appointed by Ortom in 2015, was dragged to court by one of his subordinates, James Asema, because of the assault.