The Jigawa State House of Assembly is reportedly making moves to impeach Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar over some illegal actions.

The impeachment was one of many options to confront the governor for the alleged illegal sale of a landed property belonging to the state that is domiciled in Lagos State.

The governor was said to have illegally sold the property and in its place bought a house which was furnished with a view to serve as government lodge.

The Member representing Dutse Constituency, Musa Sule, who spoke on behalf of other members, said the deal was illegal because the process of disposing and acquiring the two properties contravene stipulated laws.

Sule, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, alleged that the transaction took place when the deputy governor, who is a lawyer, was in acting capacity.

“We were baffled for such process to be effected under his (deputy governor’s) watch, after knowing full well it was illegal to carry out such transaction without referring to the assembly.

“We are talking of a property that was sold. It is a plot of land in Lagos. It was sold and a house was bought. We learnt that it was furnished and it will serve as government lodge in Lagos.

“We felt it was an insult on our part because we have heard how some other executives go about it on cases like this,” he said.

 “We are going to do things accordingly, but all the same, we have drawn their attention to what they have done. It is a breach of the constitution and that may warrant anything, even impeachment,” he added.

When contacted, the governor’s spokesperson, Bello Zaki, denied the claims. “It is all rumour,” he said.

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