PDP, Momoh-Jimoh Drag Five Pro-Imam State Lawmakers to Court

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The embattled Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Hon. Momoh-Jimoh Lawal, and eight other members of the state House of Assembly and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have sued five members of the House over their unlawful bid to alter the leadership structure of the state legislature.




Also joined in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the Inspector General of Police, the Director of the State Security Services and the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.



The plaintiffs are seeking amongst other reliefs, a declaration that the impeachment of the Speaker (Lawal) and other principal officers of the house was unconstitutional, null and void. They are also seeking immediate restoration of the said Speaker of the House as well as the other principal officers to their positions.


The case comes up on March 24 before Justice N. O. Dimgba of court 11. Federal High Court, Abuja.



Counsel for the lawmakers, Emeka Etiaba, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, confirmed the institution of the suit but told newsmen that members of the Kogi House were evading service of the originating processes.



Lawal was purportedly impeached by five members of the state legislature alongside the Majority Leader, Kolawole Matthew and Deputy Speaker, Aliyu Akuh last month following allegations that Lawal was running the house like a sole proprietor.

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