Posted by News Express | 15 July 2014 | 4,263 times
Impeached Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria, is to be tried for treason possibly in a matter of days, News Express can authoritatively report this afternoon.
Nyako was impeached this morning by the Adamawa State House of Assembly, after 18 of the 25 lawmakers voted for his ouster.
“Now that he has been impeached, he no longer enjoys immunity. The Federal Government, through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, is expected to file treason charges against him in a matter of days in connection with the teasonable letters he wrote against the Federal Government,” an impeccable source told News Express.
News Express had exactly a week ago reported that thee were strong indications that Adoke would file a six-count treason charge against Nyako shortly after his impeachment.
According to the story published on July 8, “The planned legal action is hinged on a letter Governor Nyako wrote to the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), accusing the Federal Government and President Goodluck Jonathan of genocide against northerners.”
Nyako, who is expected to be charged before a Federal High Court in Abuja had on April 16, 2014 written a letter to the NSGF, accusing the Federal Government of embarking on what he called “full-fledged genocide in the North.”
Nyako noted that the adverse security situation in the North in particular and Nigeria in general was being felt by all, stressing: “While every state government is doing everything possible using virtually all its resources to stem the tide of near disaster facing all of us especially in the North, it is a well-known fact that the present federal administration has now become a government of impunity run by an evil-minded leadership for the advancement of corruption that is apparently enjoying the protection of the federal administration as a citizen of this country should enjoy but is being denied by the administration using its mass murderers/cut-throats imbedded in our legitimate and traditional defence and security organisations.”
•Photo shows former Adamawa State Governor Murtala Nyako.
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