The Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Chiji Collins, has been impeached over allegations of financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct among others.
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.
The impeachment letter was said to have been signed by 19 of 27 Assembly members at the plenary session on Friday.
Following the development, Paul Emeziem from Onuimo Local Government was appointed as the new Speaker of the Assembly.
This is coming barely one month after the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly, Francis Okiye, was also impeached over allegations of ‘highhandedness’.