Impeached Benue speaker, two others to face contempt charge in Makurdi

Impeached Benue speaker, two others to face contempt charge in Makurdi

- The embattled former speaker of the Benue state House of Assembly, Terkimbi Ikyange, is in a mess

- Ikyange and two others have been served contempt proceedings by the Benue state House of Assembly

- The contempt proceedings was given by the state chief judge, Justice Adam Onum

Twenty-two (22) members of the Benue state House of Assembly loyal to Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday, July 31, turned the fight against the embattled former speaker, Terkimbi Ikyange, as they served him and two others contempt proceedings.

NAIJ.com gathered that the order to serve the lawmakers, who are currently on suspension, the contempt proceedings was given by the state chief judge, Justice Adam Onum.

The trio are expected to appear in court to explain why an order for committal to prison should not be made against them for disobeying the injunction earlier issued by a court in the state.

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The lawmakers and five others had Monday, July 30, taken control of the assembly with the aid of the police to commence impeachment proceedings against the governor.

The former speaker, deputy speaker and majority leader were on Friday, July 27, restrained by a Makurdi High Court presided over by Justice Onum from parading themselves in the capacities they previously operated pending the determination of the substantive suit filed against them.

Also included in the injunction were the Nigeria Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who are by the court injunction order advised to steer clear from the assembly complex and desist from barricading the state assembly complex to prevent members from carrying out their legitimate function.

Justice Onum had also issued an interim injunction restraining Ikyange from parading himself as the speaker of the House. He also warned Ikyange to desist from parading himself as the speaker pending the determination of the substantive suit.

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Governor Ortom while reacting to the impeachment notice which eight lawmakers of the APC served on him such a thing would only happen in a “sh*t-hole country.”

The governor said he was being targeted for moving to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing the Inspector-General of police of perpetuating evil.

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Source: Naija.ng

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