The investigative panel set up to probe the impeachment allegations labelled against Mahdi Aliyu Gusau, Zamfara State Deputy Governor has submitted its report to the principal officers of the state House of Assembly.
The panel comprising seven members began its sitting on Monday. The defendant, Mahdi did not appear before the committee which he described as illegal despite a purported invitation notice served on him by the Secretary of the Committee, Sani Tsafe.
The Justice Halidu Tanko-Soba led panel submitted its findings barely three days after commencement of sitting.
On Monday, Sani Tsafe, Secretary of the committee presented scanned appearance notices served on the deputy governor via his official email account and verified personal WhatsApp account.
Zamfara State House of Assembly had requested the state Chief Judge, Justice Kulu Aliyu to set up an impeachment panel against the state Deputy Governor in a letter dated February 10th. Four days after the Assembly’s letter, Justice Kulu set up the panel.
A Federal High Court Sitting in Abuja had restraint Zamfara State House of Assembly from proceeding with the impeachment process though, the judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo did not specifically lease out an order.
The legislators had on February 15, declared that no court order could stop the impeachment of the Deputy Governor, quoting a section of the Constitution to buttress their stand.
“No court can stop the impeachment,” Chairman, House Committee on Information, Alhaji Shamsudeen Bosko, told newsmen in Gusau.