Reports reaching this newspaper indicate that the Federal High Court, Abuja has stopped the impeachment process against Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere.


The Court Order, according to reports, was based on an application by the Deputy Governor who prayed the court to halt the process against him by the Imo State House of Assembly.

On Tuesday, the House of Assembly constituted a six man committee headed by member representing Obowo State Constituency, Hon. Kennedy Ibe.

Two days later, the committee tendered a report before the House recommending that the Deputy Governor has a case to answer over allegations of gross misconduct leveled against him by 13 lawmakers.

The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Acho Ihim directed the State Chief Judge to set up a 7 man panel to investigate the allegations.


Madumere in a statement said he has not being properly served the Notice and has dragged the Speaker and lawmakers to the Abuja Federal High Court.

Justice O.A Musa granted the leave of the Deputy Governor to serve the processes in the suit against the Defendants.

Parties are to maintain the status quo pending the hearing of the motion on notice,” the court directed.

“Any party affected by this order may apply to set it aside for good cause,” the judge directed.

“Parties are to file a written argument addressing this court on its jurisdiction to entertain the instant suit.

“Motion on notice is adjourned to November 27,” he said


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