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Monday, 15 February 2021

Court nullifies impeachment of former Governor Rochas Okorocha's Deputy, Jude Agbaso after 8 years

 


The impeachment of former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Jude Agbaso has been nullified by a State High Court sitting in Owerri the Imo capital. 

 

Agbaso was impeached on March 28, 2013, during the Rochas Okorocha led administration.

 

Justice S.I Opara who delivered judgement on the case on Monday February 15, nullified the impeachment on grounds of not following due process. 

 

Opara held that the defendant was not giving a fair hearing on the matter before the impeachment was done, and further stated that the impeachment never occurred in the eyes of the law. 

 

The Judge also ordered the Imo state government to pay all entitlements and emoluments accrued to the former Deputy Governor from March 28, 2013, the date of impeachment till May 28, 2015, when his tenure as deputy governor was supposed to end.

 

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