A human rights lawyer, Deji Ajare, has urged the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Yusuf, to begin impeachment proceedings against the Kogi State Governor, Usman Ododo, over allegations of misconduct and abuse of office.

Ajare made the call in a letter addressed to the Speaker, through the clerk of the House on Friday.

According to him, the use of the Governor’s motorcade to ferry away the embattled former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, amounted to the harbouring of a fugitive, obstruction of justice, and the misuse of state resources.

The newsmen had reported that the Governor had whisked away his predecessor at about 4:20 pm on Wednesday, after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission besieged the latter’s Abuja residence, to arrest him in connection with an N80.2bn money laundering case.

Following his escape, the EFCC declared the ex-governor wanted while the Nigeria Immigration Service placed him on its watchlist.

The Inspector General of Police also has directed the withdrawal of all Police units attached to the former Governor.

Ajare, in his letter, also called on the KSHA to cooperate with the EFCC and ensure all individuals involved are available for questioning and investigations.

April 20, 2024

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