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Kogi: Court Delivers Final Ruling On Yahaya Bello Vs Simon Achuba




The National Industrial Court on Wednesday directed the Yahaya Bello-led Kogi State Government to pay the former deputy governor, Simon Achuba, the sum of N180 million.

Naija News reports that Justice Oyebiola Oyewunmi, who read the judgement, stated that the sum of N180million will be paid to Achuba as outstanding security votes due to him from April 2018 to August 2019.

The Industrial Court asked the Kogi government to pay Achuba within 30 days or 30% interest will be paid monthly.

However, the court rejected Achuba’s request that the sum of N328million and N32,000 be paid as part of impress when he was in government.

Recall that Achuba had dragged the state government to court over the withholding of his allowances.

The former deputy governor asked the Industrial Court to compel the Kogi government to pay him the sum of N921,572,758 for security vote, monthly impress, travelling allowances, outstanding memos, and statutory allocations due to his office, as then deputy governor.

Achuba was in October 2019 impeached by the Kogi State House of Assembly.

Source: Naija News

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