Imo state deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere has been impeached.
The impeachment came after Nineteen of the 27 lawmakers in the assembly voted in favour of the cause at plenary on Monday.
Ugonna Ozuruigbo, deputy speaker, had moved the motion that the impeachment notice be served on him.
Prince Eze was accused of leaving his duties for a long time and refusing to carry out assignments given to him by the state governor, among other things.
The house set up a six-man committee headed by Kennedy Ibe, member representing Obowo local government area, to probe the allegations and report back within seven days.
Earlier, Acho Ihim, the speaker, suspended a lawmaker who kicked against the impeachment process.
Before now, the house had suspended the pro-Madumere lawmakers who are in the minority.
Madumere emerged deputy governor following the ousting of Jude Agabso.
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