By Olawale Ibrahim , Lokoja
The Kogi State House of Assembly has impeached the embattled Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba.
The impeachment followed barely three hours after the committee set up by the state chief judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the former deputy Governor submitted its report.
The leader of the house,Hassan Bello Abdulahi representing Ajaokuta state constituency who announced the decision of the house said that Achuba stands impeached after careful consideration of the reported by John Bayasea committee submitted earlier on Friday.
He explained that the report was received, studied and deliberated upon and a unanimous decision was arrived at to impeach him and “he, therefore, stands impeached”
The seven-man committee headed by John Bayeshea submitted the report to the Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Mathew Kolawole on Friday in a brief ceremony after which the house went into a closed-door session where the report was considered and deliberated upon.
The committee was set up in August by the Chief Judge of the State, following allegations of gross misconduct levied against the deputy governor when he accused the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello of withholding his salaries and imprests since 2017,an allegation denied by the government during hearing by the committee.
The Director-General, Media, and Publicity to the Kogi state Governor, Kingsley Fanwo also accused the embattled deputy governor of attempting to set the state on fire.
He said that the Deputy Governors interview on national television saying that the Governor was orchestrating violence was incitement against the Governor and the Government of Kogi State”.