Just In: Nasarawa Assembly Suspends Popular Lawmaker, Gives Crucial Reason

Just In: Nasarawa Assembly Suspends Popular Lawmaker, Gives Crucial Reason

  • The deputy minority leader of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly has been suspended over alleged corruption activities
  • The suspension was a result of the leader’s involvement in the fake employment of secondary school teachers in the state
  • The members of the House however recommended that proper investigation be carried out into the matter by the ad-hoc committee

In a bid to sanitise its system of corrupt practices, the Nasarawa state House of Assembly has suspended Luka Zhekaba, its deputy minority leader, over his alleged involvement in the fake employment of secondary school teachers in the state.

The Cable reported that Ibrahim Abdullahi, speaker of the assembly, announced the suspension during the House’s proceedings on Monday, September 13.

Zhekaba’s suspension came after the House deliberated on a report on the recruitment of 366 teachers and 38 fake teachers found on the payroll of the state’s civil service.

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Nasarawa Assembly suspends lawmaker, gives further details
Nasarawa Assembly has suspended its deputy minority leader over alleged job scam. Photo credit: Luka Iliya Zhekaba's Dairy
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The speaker noted that the house was not against the employment of the teachers but that due process must be followed for equity and fairness, adding that recruitment of teachers should be a periodic exercise, a report by Channels TV indicates.

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He said:

“I hereby set up a three men ad-hoc committee to investigate his alleged involvement and report back to the house within two weeks."

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Meanwhile, controversial Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, has been ordered by the Upper Shari’ah Court sitting at Kofar Kudu in Kano state to undergo mental and hearing checks.

It was reported that Ibrahim Sarki Yola, the presiding judge, gave the order, on Thursday, September 2, following a request by Surajo Sa’ida, the prosecution counsel, after Abduljabbar's refused to answer new charges.

Legit.ng gathered that the controversial cleric refused to answer four new count charges that were levelled against him by the Kano state government.

Source: Legit.ng

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