BREAKING: Kogi Deputy Governor Impeached

Simon Achuba

The Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital has Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr Simon Achuba, has been impeached.

The Majority Leader of the House disclosed this to reporters at the premises of the Assembly complex.

His impeachment followed the submission earlier in the day the report of the committee set up by the state chief judge, Justice Nadir Ajana to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the former deputy Governor.

The leader of the house, Hassan Bello Abdulahi representing Ajaokuta state constituency who announced the decision of the house said that Achuba stands impeached after careful consideration of the reported of the John Bayasea committee submitted earlier on Friday

He said that the report was received ,studied and deliberated upon upon and a unanimous decision was arrived at to impeach him and “he therefore stands impeached”

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The seven man committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted the report to the Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Mathew Kolawole on Friday in a brief ceremony after which the house went into a closed door session where the report was considered and deliberated upon

The committee was set up in August following allegations of gross misconduct levied against the Deputy Governor when he accused the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of withholding his salaries and imprests since 2017,an allegation denied by the government during hearing by the committee.

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