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Ihedioha Asks Court To Stop Imo Assembly Probe Of Missing N19.63bn

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Former Governor, , has filed a suit before the state’s High Court requesting the House of Assembly from probing him over allegations of missing funds.

Imo: Ihedioha Asks Court To Stop Probe Of Missing N19.63bn
Imo: Ihedioha Asks Court To Stop Probe Of Missing N19.63bn

In his prayers, the former governor sought a perpetual injunction restraining the lawmakers from probing him over the sum of N19.63 billion said to be missing from the Local Government account during his seven-month tenure.

Ihedioha, through an originating summon, also urged the court to grant him a perpetual injunction restraining the Imo State House of Assembly from inviting him and questioning him about the alleged missing fund.

Listed as defendants in the suit are the Imo State House of Assembly, the Speaker, and the Clerk of the House of Assembly.

The former governor filed the suit weeks after the Imo State Governor, , announced that the sum of N19.63 billion was missing from the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) of the 27 Local Governments Areas of the state.

Governor Uzodinma had alleged that the money got missing under the watch of the immediate past administration led by Ihedioha.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo had, however, described the allegation by the governor as mischievous and a deliberate scheme of his administration to loot the resources of the state.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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