AFTERMATH OF IMPEACHMENT: Security Agents Attempt To Arrest Ex-Governor Nyako In Abuja

Ex-Governor Murtala Nyako
Reports emanating from the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, suggest that security agents stormed the Asokoro, Abuja residence of impeached Governor of Adamawa state, Murtal Nyako, to effect his arrest few hours after he was sacked by members of the state House of Assembly.
However, it was gathered that Nyako, whose security aides were withdrawn at about 1pm shortly after his impeachment, was said to be absent at his Abuja residence when the security operatives arrived to arrest him.
According to, a source close to the governor informed that: “Some plain-clothe security agents came to look for Nyako but he had left his Asokoro residence.
“These agents were looking so desperate to effect his arrest in connection with a letter he wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan on the security situation in the North, especially Northeast.
“The plot is to arrest him and arraign him for sedition.”

When the source was reportedly asked about the governor’s whereabouts, he said: “Only God and his
family could tell now.
“We even learnt that if they cannot locate him, they might declare him wanted. Nyako is a military man; he would only insist on due legal process, even if he has to face trial.”
Few hours after Nyako was removed from his post in Adamawa on Tuesday, 15 July, 2014,, some reports had emerged that the impeached governor might be charged to court for alleged treason.
The reports also stated that aside the treason charges that may be filed against him, it was also alleged that the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, might be prosecuting him in another court for allegedly looting funds of the state believed to have been stashed in a local bank.
It was gathered that Nnyako, the North-East Region manager of the said bank, and another top official of Adamawa State Government, who is being held by the anti-graft agency, will be charged for aiding and abetting the looting.
Another source informed that the Presidency has already ordered the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, to file treason charges against the former governor of Adamawa.
President Goodluck Jonathan
President Goodluck Jonathan
It was revealed that Nyako is to be tried specifically for accusing President Goodluck Jonathan of committing genocide against Northerners under the guise of fighting terrorism.
And also for inciting Nigerians and the international community against the person of President Jonathan.
 “The AGF is ready with the treason charges against Nyako, who never showed any remorse over his letter to the Northern Governors Forum and refused to retract the contents and apologise even when he had the opportunity to do so.
“The AGF has since been directed to file treason charges against the governor, who was fired by the Adamawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday (yesterday) because what he did was levying war against the nation and inciting the world against President Jonathan.
“If the former governor is lucky, he will survive the legal onslaught against him but he may be in for many years in jail if convicted for his indiscretion and deliberate action to malign the President of Nigeria,” the source said.
It could be recalled that Nyako was removed as governor of Adamawa by the state’s lawmakers after he was probed and found guilty of financial misconduct.
The governor had since released a statement, through his spokesman, where he accepted his removal and said those behind his impeachment process should fear God.

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