The Kogi State House of Assembly, on Friday, impeached the state’s Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, over allegations of gross misconduct.
Achuba’s impeachment came after the the committee set up by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Nadir Ajana, to investigate all allegations leveled against him submitted its report to the Speaker.
The leader of the House, Hassan Bello Abdullahi, representing Ajaokuta state constituency, who announced the decision of the House, said Achuba stands impeached after careful consideration of the report of the John Bayeshea-led committee.
He said the report was received, studied and deliberated upon and a decision to impeach the former Deputy Governor was unanimous, adding that “he therefore stands impeached.”
The seven-man committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted its report to the Speaker, Mathew Kolawole, earlier on Friday, after which the House went into a closed door session where the report was considered and deliberated upon.
The committee to investigate Achuba was set up in August following allegations of gross misconduct leveled against him, after he accused Governor Yahaya Bello of withholding his salaries and imprests since 2017, an allegation both the governor and state government denied.
The Director General, Media and Publicity to the state governor, Kingsley Fanwo, also accused Achuba of attempting to set the state on fire.
Fanwo alleged that the former Deputy Governor was “orchestrating violence and incitement against the governor and the government of Kogi State.”