The Kogi State House of Assembly on Wednesday served impeachment proceeding notice on the deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba over allegations of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation and non-performance.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Achuba had been at loggerheads with his principal, Governor Yahaya Bello over an alleged political difference.
Recently, it could be recalled, the deputy alleged that Governor Yahaya Bello had mobilised gunmen to attack him.
This is aside a threat to sue the governor over alleged withholding of his salaries and all other financial benefits from 2017 till date by the governor.
Recall that in a letter addressed to the governor, Mr Achuba’s lawyer, Femi Falana, said if the allowances were not paid within seven days, he would be left with no option other than to approach the court.
According to the letter, the backlog of travel allowances, hotel bills, pledges and outstanding monthly imp rest and salaries entitled to him amounts to N819,709,980.
However, the majority leader of the House, Abdullahi Bello, who read a petition against Mr Achuba at the plenary, said that already, signatures of 21 of the 25 lawmakers had been collected.
The member who represents Ajaokuta Constituency cited section 188 of 1999 constitution and thereafter prayed the house to commence investigation ahead of the impeachment of the deputy governor.
The Speaker of the house, Kolawole Matthew, agreed to the prayers in the petition and ordered that impeachment notice be served on the deputy governor.
Mr Matthew gave Mr Achuba 14 days to respond to the allegations levelled against him.