The Nasarawa State Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Dikko on Friday constituted a seven-man panel to investigate the 16- count charge levelled against the state governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura by the state House of Assembly.During the inauguration of the panel at the conference of the state Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lafia, the chief judge urged the members to carry out their duties in line with the 1999 Constitution. The House of Assembly had on July 14 passed a resolution, directing the clerk of the House, Ego Maikeffi, to mandate the chief judge to raise a seven-man panel to investigate the governor over allegations of gross misconduct and abuse of oath of office and violation of the constitution.

The chief judge, in his address at the inauguration, said, “By virtue of the powers conferred on me by section 188 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and the letter from the honourable Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly with reference NSHA/MM/166 /VOL/ 1 /38 dated the 23rd July, 2014 requesting me to appoint a seven-man panel to investigate the governor, I hereby appoint you (members of the panel).”

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