Taraba Deputy Gov Impeached (UPDATED)

Taraba Deputy Gov Impeached (UPDATED)

Taraba State House of Assembly on Thursday, in Jalingo impeached the state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Sani Abubakar, from office.

The action followed the Assembly’s adoption of the recommendation of the seven-member Judicial Commission of inquiry set up by Justice Josephine Tuktur, the acting Chief Judge of the state.

The commission, with Mr. Usman Dangiri as Chairman, was set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the deputy governor.

Dangiri submitted the findings of the panel to the plenary sitting of the assembly on Thursday, saying the deputy governor was found guilty of the three allegations against him.

Mr. Charles Maijankai, the House’ Majority Leader, moved the motion for the adoption of the report.

The report said Abubakar used his office to divert MDG projects to Yagai Academy, a private school, which belongs to him.

Similarly, the report stated that the deputy governor was guilty of using his office to influence the posting of an officer and interfering in the affairs of Karim-Lamido Local Government Area.

It said the interference was to the extent that the communities were complaining of the negative attitude of the officer.

Source: Legit.ng

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