Court Nullifies Impeachment of Ex- Imo Deputy Governor Jude Agbaso

The impeachment of former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Jude Agbaso eight years ago by the Imo State House of Assembly has been nullified by an Owerri High Court.

Mr. Agbaso, who was impeached on March 28, 2013, during the Rochas Okorocha led administration, had gone to court to set it aside.

Justice S.I Opara, delivering judgement on Monday held that the process that led to the impeachment of the former deputy governor was unconstitutional, null, and void as due process was not followed.

He said the defendant was not giving a fair hearing on the matter before his impeachment.

The court therefore 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 expire.

Reacting to the judgement, Mr. Agbaso said he is happy that finally justice has been served, as justice delayed is never justice denied.

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