The Kogi state Butchers Development Association on Monday announced the suspension of some members over alleged castle rustling and other anti-union activities.
Addressing journalists in Lokoja on Monday, Idi Ibrahim, chairman of the association stated that a meeting was held where the organization adopted a resolution to suspend one Dodun Akuya and others who allegedly rustled three cows belonging to Fulanis.
He assured residents of the association’s readiness to deal decisively with any erring member, stressing that on no account would the union allow beef of rustled cattle to be sold in the market.
“Immediately we got the information we setup a committee which investigated whether any of our members were involved in the alleged cattle rustling and sell of beef of rustled cows to our customers and to also ascertain whether any of our members is involved directly or otherwise in aiding the sell 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.
He assured residents of the union’s determination to ensure safety, especially with regard to availability of healthy beef in the market.