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Court quashes impeachment of ex-deputy governor, Agbaso

by Kunle Awosiyan

An Imo State High Court presided over by Justice . Opara has nullified the impeachment of the former Deputy Governor of the state, Jude Agbaso, and ordered the restoration of all his rights and benefits from the time of his removal to the period that his tenure elapsed.

The court, in a brief consent judgment, on Monday quashed what was popularly regarded as “J-Pross Contract Impeachment” that generated public outrage in 2013.

Agbaso was impeached on March 28, 2013 by the State House of Assembly following the recommendation of the seven-man impeachment panel set up by then state Chief Judge, Justice Benjamin Njemanze, which investigated the allegations of gross misconduct levelled against him by then Governor Rochas Okorocha.

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