Court Declares Impeachment Of Former Kogi Deputy Governor Illegal     

Funsho Akinwale

A High Court sitting in Lokoja on Thursday declared the impeachment of Simon Achuba, former Kogi State Deputy Governor, by the State House of Assembly illegal and null and void.

Justice John Olorunfemi, in his ruling, noted that Achuba’s impeachment from office by the assembly was a violation of the constitution.

Justice Olorunfemi described the action of the House of Assembly as a constitutional coup, hatched and executed in a democratic dispensation.

He said the impeachment was contrary to Section 188, subsection 8, a section that stopped the assembly from further action, having discovered that the former deputy governor was not found wanting by the panel.

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