Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Imo Assembly now set to impeach deputy governor over alleged N458million bribe

The Imo State House of Assembly has resolved to serve the state deputy governor, Jude Agbaso, a notice of impeachment over the allegation that he demanded and collected N458 million bribe from J-PROS Limited, a construction firm handling the rehabilitation of Sam Mbakwe Road in Owerri, the state capital.

In a statement this evening, House spokesperson, Acho Ihim, said the state lawmakers unanimously resolved at today’s plenary to serve Mr. Agbaso a notice of impeachment through the electronic and print media and posting of the notice on the walls of his official residence.

Mr. Ihim, who is the chairman of the House Committee on Information said Mr. Agbaso had gone underground since he was indicted for alleged corruption by the Assembly and therefore could not be personally served the notice.

The deputy governor has not been sighted in his office or official residence for a while, the lawmaker said.

There are suggestions that Governor Rochas Okorocha is behind the ordeal of his deputy. But Mr. Agbaso himself has not explained whether the allegation against him was true or not.

The lawmakers said they would not bow to any “external forces” in the discharge of their constitutional duties.

---------Premium Times, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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