Kogi: Impeachment of ex-Deputy Governor Achuba is illegal and unconstitutional – Court declares

Simon Achuba, former Kogi deputy governor was impeached in October 2019 by members of the State House of Assembly after a committee set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana accused him of gross misconduct against him, the removal has been declared null and void by a Kogi State High Court.

Justice John Olorunfemi who ruled on the case on Thursday February 27, described Achuba’s removal as a constitutional coup, hatched and executed in a democracy and averred that the nomination of Edward Onoja who replaced Achuba.

The court said the replacement not follow due process, as the former Deputy Governor’s removal was a clear violation of Section 188 subsection 8 of the constitution.

Olurunfemi disclosed that the assembly failed to produce the remaining volumes of the report purported to have indicted the former deputy governor, neither did they file a counter-notice.

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