The Supreme Court has delivered judgement in the appeal filed by former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako against his impeachment.
The court refused to grant Mr. Nyako’s supreme prayer of unseating Governor Jibrilla Bindow and reinstating him (Nyako) to complete his tenure as governor after his impeachment was quashed by the Court of Appeal.
Counsel to Mr. Nyako, Uchema Nwokedi (SAN), had earlier urged the court to consider the damage done to the Constitution by the lawmakers in their desperate resolve to impeach his client.
Mr. Nwokedi prayed the court to ensure that such impunity never repeats itself, saying the only way to compensate his client for the damage done to him was to reinstate him as governor of the State.
Mahmud Magaji (SAN), who represented the Adamawa State House of Assembly urged the court to refuse the appeal for lacking in merit.
Chris Uche (SAN) and Oyetola Atoyebi, representing Adamawa State and the Nigerian Police Force respectively, had also argued in similar manner against the appeal.