Enugu lawmaker terminated for allegedly robbing N1 million IDP palliative

The Councilor representing Umualor Ward in Isi-Uzo Local Government Legislative Council, Enugu State, Aluagbo Maxwell, has been canceled for allegedly embezzling N1.1 million meant for Internally Displaced Persons in his constituency.

The motion for the recess of the legislator was moved by the Majority Leader of the Council, Nnabuike Ugwu, representing Neke Ward II during its plenary session on Thursday.

This followed the reading of a petition by leaders of the Umualor community impeaching the lawmaker of financial embezzlement and misappropriation on the floor of the Council Leader, Renus Nnaji.

The neighborhood had in the letter, addressed to the Council, alleged that Aluagbo had embezzled funds that were approved as pacifying and solace support for IDPs from the Eha Amufu-Fulani crisis.

The money was said to have been paid into Aluagbo Maxwell’s UBA Account number-2066599607 on March 3, 2023.

Nnaji, after reading the letter to members said that it was outrageous that a member of the council could be impeached of such weighty transgression, adding that the Council will thoroughly examine the matter.

He noted that it was unfortunate that the same lawmaker was also fingered as the mastermind behind the leaked details of a closed-door session of the house to members of the public and on social media thereby exposing the council to public ridicule.

He, therefore, included a three-man committee to investigate the two allegations leveled against the suspended lawmaker.

The committee was asked to report its findings to the council in the shortest possible time to guide it in reaching a final judgment on the lawmaker.

Edited By Damilola Adeleke

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