Nyako’s impeachment draws near as CJ constitutes investigative panel

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 5th, 2014

murtala-nyako-nanThe Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Ambrose Mammadi, has constituted a seven-member committee to investigate allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Governor Murtala Nyako and his Deputy, Bala Ngilari, by the State House of Assembly.

A statement yesterday, signed by the Chief Registrar of the state High Court, Abubakar Bayola, disclosed that the chief judge in line with his constitutional responsibility, has constituted the committee as demanded by the lawmakers.

“The Hon. Acting Chief Judge Hon. Justice Ambrose D. Mammadi by the powers vested in him under Section 185(5) of the 1999 constitution as (amended) has approved the appointment of seven (7) Man Panel to investigate allegations of Gross Misconduct of the Executive Governor of Adamawa State Admiral Murtala Nyako and the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State Mr. Bala Ngilari,” it said.

The committee is chaired by Buba Kaimaga from Mubi Northern Zone.

Other members are Laraba Hassan, Michika Northern Zone; Njidda Kito, Song Central Zone; Joshua Abu, Hong Central Zone; Binanu Esthon, Guyuk Southern Zone; Sa’ad Lawan, Mayo-Belwa, Southern Zone; and Esthon Gapsiso, Genye Southern Zone.

The statement added that the committee members would be sworn in at a later, unannounced date.

The latest development is a clear indication that Mr. Nyako’s days in office are numbered.

He is accused of corruption and mismanagement of state funds by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, dominated legislature.

Presently, accounts of the Adamawa government remain frozen on the orders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

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