Kogi deputy governor impeached

Simon Achuba, Kogi state Deputy Governor [Photo: Vanguard News]
Simon Achuba, Kogi state Deputy Governor [Photo: Vanguard News]

Simon Achuba, the deputy governor of Kogi State, has been impeached from office.

The Kogi State House of Assembly concluded the summary impeachment on Friday hours after receiving an investigative report from the chief judge of the state, Nadir Ajana.

Mr Ajana’s panel found Mr Achuba culpable of allegations of gross misconduct.

The leader of the House, Hassan Abdulahi, announced the decision Friday afternoon, adding that the impeachment was carefully considered.

Read also: NUJ Chairman, 14 others nominated as Commissioners in Nasarawa State

The committee was set up in August after Mr Achuba accused Governor Yahaya Bello of withholding his salaries and plotting to assassinate him.

The governor denied the allegations in his submission to the probe panel.

Mr Achuba did not immediately comment on his impeachment by the parliament.


PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.