Court Faults Impeachment Of Ex-Kogi Deputy Gov, Simon Achuba

 Court Faults Impeachment Of Ex-Kogi Deputy Gov, Simon Achuba

A State High Court in Lokoja has declared the removal of Simon Achuba, former Kogi deputy governor by the State House of Assembly as null and void.

Achuba was in October 2019 impeached by the State House of Assembly following  the submission of a report of the committee set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the former deputy governor.

But , the presiding judge, Justice John Olorunfemi while delivering the judgment on Thursday said Achuba’s removal from office by the Assembly is a violation of the constitution and the subsequent nomination of Edward Onoja as the deputy governor, did not follow due process

Achuba had earlier challenged his impeachment by the Kogi State Assembly and sought for relief of the court to declare his impeachment as illegal and to be reinstated as the rightful deputy governor of the state.

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