Court stops impeachment move on Ondo deputy gov, Aiyedatiwa

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, stopped the Ondo State House of Assembly from impeaching the state Deputy Governor, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

Trial judge, Justice Emeka Nwite, ordered the state House of Assembly to suspend the impeachment process, pending the hearing and determination of a suit that was brought before it by the deputy governor.

The court order followed an ex-parte motion through his lawyer, Kayode Adewusi.

He prayed the court to stop Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, from nominating a new deputy governor and forwarding same to the Ondo State House of Assembly for confirmation, pending the determination of the suit.

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Justice Nwite, in a short ruling restrained Akeredolu, his servants or privies, from harassing, intimidating, embarrassing and preventing Aiyedatiwa from carrying out the functions of his office as deputy governor of Ondo State, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive matter.

Defendants in the suit are the Inspector-General of Police, the Department of State Services, DSS, Akeredoku, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Chief Judge of Ondo State, as well as the House of Assembly itself.

The court adjourned further hearing in the matter till October 9.

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