The Courts on Monday February 15th, 2021 ruled that former Deputy Governor of Imo State, H.E Sir Jude Agbaso was never impeached in the eyes of the law.
The sitting which was presided by Justice S.I Okpara at Court 9 brings a close to an eight year legal battle for Agbaso. It will be recalled that Sir. Jude Agbaso was the running mate to Owelle Rochas Okorocha in the 2011 Imo governorship election. The state House of Assembly had on March 28, 2013, impeached Agbaso as the deputy governor of the state on the allegations that he collected N458m and red label drink as bribes from a construction firm, J- pros. Delivering judgement, Justice Opara, said that he was giving the consent judgment because the parties had opted to settle óut of court.
IMO STATE BLOG gathered that the Defendants on the case were the state governor, the State House of Assembly and the Chief Judge of the State. Terms of settlements were filed in court on February 2, 2021.