Ex-Governor Nyako loses at Supreme Court

FILE PHOTO: Murtala Nyako stepping into the court

The move by former Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, to return to office was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday.

Mr. Nyako asked to be reinstated after the Court of Appeal declared his impeachment by the Adamawa House of Assembly as illegal.

The Supreme Court held that the former Adamawa Governor had removed the plea for reinstatement from his claims at the Court of Appeal and thus could not ask for same at the Supreme Court.

Mr. Nyako was removed on July 15, 2014, after 17 of 25 members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly adopted a report of a panel set up to investigate him for alleged corruption.

The report found the governor guilty of all the 16 allegations of gross misconduct.

But in its ruling in February, the Court of Appeal ruled that the impeachment of Mr. Murtala Nyako as governor of Adamawa state was not done in accordance with the provision of the law.

Details later…

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