Armed soldiers have taken over the residence of the Acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, as the plot to impeach Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy, Bala Ngillari, thickens.
This came amid the allegation that the Acting Chief Judge made the list of the seven-man committee to investigate the governor and his deputy at gun point.
When Sunday Vanguard visited the private residence of Mammadi, located at Masakare area of Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State capital, yesterday, armed soldiers were seen patrolling the street.
The soldiers kept away strangers, vehicles and pedestrians from plying the street.
Our findings also showed that the seven-man investigation panel was selected and sent to the Acting Chief Judge by the House of Assembly for ratification and announcement.
The other issue over the impeachment is the composition of the panel members.
It was alleged that the panel is composed of five Christians and two Muslims, ostensibly to clear the deputy governor and cage the governor.
Meanwhile, the tenure of the Acting Chief Judge expires today just as it was alleged that the process of the impeachment which is the inauguration of the investigation panel is scheduled for tomorrow.
A source said: “The acting CJ had no choice but to carry out the ‘order from above’ and save himself from persistent intimidation and harassment from a Brigade Commander.
”What is happening is that they have made up their mind to strangulate everyone to ensure that Gov Nyako is thrown out and be arrested and treated as a common criminal for leaving PDP and joining APC and having the courage to speak out when it mattered.”
It was learnt that the Adamawa governor was left with no option than to go on appeal against the decision of the CJ to raise the panel to probe him without being served as required by the law.
source: Vanguard, http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/adamawa-impeachment-soldiers-take-acting-cjs-house/