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Imo State Deputy Governor Impeached for Allegedly Taking N417 Million Bribe



The Deputy Governor of Imo State Jude Agbaso has been impeached from office after a prolonged battle over the allegation that he demanded for and collected bribes.

Twenty five out of twenty six members of the Imo State House of Assembly voted in favour of the impeachment, Channels TV reports.

His impeachment comes just hours after the High Court dismissed the suit he filed, asking it to stop his impeachment by the state Assembly. He also asked the court to restrain the Nigerian Police from harassing him or acting upon the recommendations of the House of Assembly against him. His case was however thrown out of court earlier today for “lack of merit”

Agbaso allegedly demanded and collected the sum of N417 Million from a construction firm handling the reconstruction of Sam Mbakwe Road, Owerri. He however denied the allegation.

Following his impeachment, the Chief of Staff to the Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, has been cleared by the state House of Assembly to replace him as Deputy Governor.

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  1. Me

    March 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    very good..I’m quite impressed! This is how they should be catching all those pot bellied thieves one after the other

    • jelo

      March 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Aren’t they all?

  2. Obasi Peter Chidi OPC

    March 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    The impeachment should not end the whole matter. Imolites are most interested in knowing who actually allowed the Lebanese to cart away our money by not following due process in the course of awarding of the contracts. Barr Simeon Iwunze led committee should take note!

  3. NIRA

    March 28, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    Hmmmm…..yeye dey smell!!! Why do I feel this is not the whole truth? A ploy to put Eze,who’s been Rochas’ P. A for yrs,as the deputy! Ok,we’re watching!!!

    • Anon

      March 29, 2013 at 1:30 am


  4. Nutella

    March 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Awe…his wife is so pretty and nice. Oh well!

  5. Nutella

    March 28, 2013 at 10:30 pm


  6. Winny

    March 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    That is why he can afford to open chains of dry cleaning businesses, Wine factory and Thai Restaurants everywhere. International thief thief olee

  7. d2

    March 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    who is surprised? not me……yimu…

  8. Taymar

    March 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Mm them dey look as them dey tiff these money dem at all? See d way they r just calling the millions yet people are hungry. Na wa sha. Now he can live in shame, that is if they have any shame

  9. Peppy

    March 29, 2013 at 12:23 am

    May other states learn from this and things will be better once again esp. Peter Obi and his crew

  10. omototun

    March 29, 2013 at 3:33 am

    the only thing interesting about this story is that the figure is 2Mil short our national honorary number….
    mssccheww…even if they jailed him, shebi his bff will come and grant him pardon in a couple of years! what we need is a revolution!! a totally fresh set of minds that will get rid of all these roaches for good!!

  11. Chy

    March 29, 2013 at 3:39 am

    question…. The women that marry these men, don’t they know how to encourage their men to be better men? What is it with all these useless behaviors from these men with wives. I thought women bring out the best out of their men.

    • nene

      March 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      my dear they don’t listen oh. i have aunties married to senators. men do not listen to their wives when they have money, but when they r in trouble they run back into the arms of their wives.

    • Partyrider

      March 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      This one Na Cambridge question

  12. R

    March 29, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Step in the right direction at least

  13. Okechukwu

    March 29, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Rochas nd his apga members shuld respect demselves,now i undastand.rochas,rochas,rochas hmmmm time shall tell.rochas want 2 emerge wit northerners 2 overtrow goodluck.Jude agbaso refused 2 follow u 2 APC nd u came out wit dis aligation.Rochas prosperity wil neva 4give u if dis aligation is force

    • guy

      April 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      are u insane? do u read papers or ask question before u contribution? very sorry for u. if agbaso is ur brother go home and advise him

  14. mane mane

    March 29, 2013 at 7:25 am

    our govt wil do wel if de ar ready 2 fight corroption.dat is a gud move

  15. Chyke

    March 29, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Very good. I’m impressed.

  16. Ngoozi

    March 29, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Naija we hail thee!! 1 human being, 417 million Naira?! and some people starve in the country………………….

  17. paul

    March 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    wetin rilly hapen

  18. Pius Philemon Shurkpabwe

    March 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I am happy for wat Imo state House of Assembly did. I believe other state government n other public office holder may learn their lesson.

  19. Beckly

    March 30, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Do yet

  20. Beckly

    March 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    The fact that the deputy is impeached shouldn’t make you guys happy,we only pray for them not to be caught up by the spirit of money…it influences and makes pple to misbehave…”the love of money is the root of evil”

  21. Chuka Anosike

    March 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Kudos to house of Assebly’s members,the court and Imo State Government for the bold step they took.It means that in deed,IMO STATE MUST BE BETTER!!….

  22. guy

    April 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    are u insane? do u read papers or ask question before u contribution? very sorry for u. if agbaso is ur brother go home and advise him

  23. City

    April 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Is it only dis one u people saw? how about other predominantly leaders in this country getting away with masses finance, see this country cnt be controlled no matter what corruption is the order of day while GEj granted freedom to BH without considering the abhor they have igbo people i want to let him know that he should be expecting more bomb from BH. House of Assembly will not see this one God will save us

  24. Phil

    April 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    It shouldn’t end with a mere impeachment cos it gives him way to reform n return as Governors/presidents. Why don’t they return all their loots to forster justice? 417mil is just nonsense to compare with all he may have stolen. How about the past Government?

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