- Impeached deputy governor of Kogi state, Simon Achuba, finally moves from his official residence
- Achuba accuses the executive and the legislature in Kogi of treating him like a common criminal
- The embattled Achuba says his lawyers have been briefed to take legal actions
Simon Achuba, impeached deputy governor of Kogi state, moved out of his official residence on Sunday, October 20, as he narrated his travails in the hands of his principal, Yahaya Bello.
Achuba also used the opportunity to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis in the state to prevent breakdown of law and order.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while speaking in Lokoja, capital of the state, Achuba said he was calling on the president for intervention so as to save the All Progressives Congress (APC) from an impending danger.
Achuba, who believes that his impeachment by the state House of Assembly is an act of extreme lawlessness, said he was treated like a common criminal as the executive called policemen to barricade the entrance to his house.
He added that the electricity supply to his official residence was disconnected and power generator disabled to force him out just before he was illegally impeached.
Disclosing that he had instructed his lawyers to take up the issue, he said: “My purported impeachment last Friday by the state House of Assembly was unconstitutional and an illegality that will not stand the test of judiciary.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that John Baiyeshea, the chairman of the panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Achuba had said his committee did not indict him.
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