Impeachment: Imo Assembly Writes CJ To Appoint Panel To Investigate Allegations Against Deputy Gov

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Imo State House of Assembly has sent a request to the Chief Judge of Imo state, to appoint a panel of investigation in respect of allegations of gross misconducts leveled against His Excellency, Prince Eze Madumere, Deputy Governor of the state.

In a letter referenced IHA/SP.8H/03/VI/100 dated 11th July, 2018, the state Assembly requested the chief judge to “… appoint a panel of seven persons of unquestionable integrity to investigate allegations against the Deputy Governor of Imo state” as contained in the earlier Notice of Gross Misconduct of 10th July, 2018 signed by 1/3rd of the members and duly served on the Deputy Governor.

This is coming at a time the Deputy Governor says he has not been served personally as required by the law.
The Assembly in the letter listed the Deputy Governor’s sins to include:

Absence without official reason or permission duly obtained from office for a period of three (3) months

Failure to perform any of the constitutional function of office of Deputy – Governor of Imo state including but not limited to:
Failure/refusal to attend constitutionally mandated proceedings of the state Executive council
Failure /refusal to attend constitutional mandated proceedings of the State Security Council
Refusal to attend, and to hold meetings with the Governor and commissioners of the Government of Imo state for the governance of Imo state made compulsory by and under S.193(2) of the 1999 constitution.

Concealment of felonious conduct affecting the presentation of self as eligible candidate of office of Deputy Governor Imo state, despite having been convicted and imprisoned for theft in the United States of America.
The request letter stressed that the panel’s seven members of unquestionable integrity shall not be members of any public service, legislative house, or political parties.

A total of nineteen (19) out of the twenty seven Honourable members representing more than 2/3rds of the entire house endorsed the letter.

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