The Kogi State Butchers Development Association (KSBDA) Monday suspended some of its members over alleged cattle rustling and indulgence in anti- union activities.
Addressing newsmen in Lokoja, Idi Ibrahim, chairman of the association, stated that after meeting, the KSBDA adopted a resolution suspending one Dodun Akuya and others who allegedly rustled three cows belonging to Fulanis.
Ibrahim said the association is ready to deal decisively with any erring member, adding that on no account would the union allow beef of cattle rustled be sold in the market.
“Immediately we got the information, we set up a committee which investigated whether any of our members are involved in the alleged cattle rustling and sell of beef of rustled cows to our customers and also ascertain whether any of our member is involved directly or otherwise in aiding the sale of such beef to innocent customers.
“At the end of committee investigation, it was revealed that some members were involved and immediately we suspended them indefinitely,” Ibrahim said.