Sunday August 01, 2021 10:27 PM

Just in: Imo Speaker impeached, accused of corruption, high handedness

The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Chichi Collins has been shown the way out.

He was impeached over financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct, according to Channels.

Collins was removed from office by the lawmakers on Friday during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital.

It’s been reported that the former speaker’s impeachment was backed by a move which was supported by 19 out of the 27 members of the House.

Collins was impeached over allegations of, among others.

Following his impeachment, the lawmakers elected Mr Paul Emeziem from Onuimo Local Government Area as the new Speaker of the House.

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