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Why Police Laid Siege On Impeached Deputy Governor’s house

The Kogi State commissioner of Police, Hakeem Busari speaks about the policemen barricaded the house of the former deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba.

Buhari has cleared the air on why policemen barricaded the house of the former deputy governor of the State Elder, Simon Achuba.

CP Busari in an interview with newsmen on Saturday debunked the report that the impeached deputy governor has been put under house arrest, stressing that, the presence of security personnel in the official residence of the Deputy Governor was to prevent looting of government property.

According to him, this followed an advice given to Achuba to relocate from the official residence of the deputy governor since he is no longer entitled to stay there.

It was gathered that, there was the presence of fully armed security personnel manning the gate of the official residence of the deputy governor and preventing visitors from going in or allowed out of the house.

Busari said that the security personnel at the gate would be there until he finally moves out of the house.

The embattled Deputy Governor was impeachment on Friday shortly after the John Baiyeshea seven man committee investigating allegations of gross misconduct against him submitted its report.

Meanwhile, Newsflash247 had earlier reported that the impeached deputy governor, Simon Achuba has insisted that he is the Deputy Governor of the State.

He stated this in a telephone interview with Channels Television on Friday, shortly after he was impeached by members of the State House of Assembly.

“What they have done is nothing. I am the deputy governor of Kogi State and I remain the deputy governor of Kogi State,” Achuba said while condemning the action of the lawmakers.

Earlier, the House in a unanimous decision impeached the embattled former deputy governor following the submission of a report of the committee set up by the State Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against him.

Majority Leader of the House and member representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, Mr Hassan Abdullahi, had told reporters that the Speaker, Mr Mathew Kolawole, received the committee’s report which was studied and deliberated upon before the lawmakers took the decision.

A Complete Illegality?

Moments later, Mr Achuba stressed that his impeachment by the lawmakers was illegal, saying they didn’t follow the due process involved.
He said, “Impeachment has processes and the last process of impeachment is the verdict of the panel.

“If the panel says the case of the complainant is proved, it means that the accused which is the respondent in the case can be removed. But if their case is not proved, they can’t do anything concerning my office and that is the situation.”

According to Mr Achuba, the report before the Assembly stated that the case brought against him was not proved.

He explained that he did what was expected of him and presented himself before members of the seven-man panel set up by the Chief Judge in the state.

“So, what you have seen is the continuation of the illegality that I have complained about loudly.

“I will get a copy of the report in no time to prove to you that what they have done is complete illegality,” Achuba said.

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Victor Akande

Victor Akande, a blogger by profession for the past 7 years. He studied Mathematics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Contact: +2348053316946 Twitter: @Newsflash2471

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