ADAMAWA SAGA: Security Agents On The Trail Of Ex-Governor 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However, it was gathered that Nyako, whose security aides were withdrawn at about 1pm shortly after his impeachment, was said to be absent at his Abuja residence when the security operatives arrived to arrest him.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.”

* Ex-Governor Murtala Nyako

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.”Continue reading

But less than 24 hours after Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, was impeached by the state’s House of Assembly, the ex-governor has spoken on his removal.

Speaking through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Ahmad Sajoh, on Tuesday, 15 July, 2014, Nyako said he had accepted his fate but asked his traducers to be mindful of God’s judgment.

It could be recalled that the former governor was removed from his post after the Adamawa lawmakers deliberated on a report submitted by an investigative panel that probed allegations of financial misconducts against him.

The committee submitted its report to the House on Monday, 14 July, 2014.

It was gathered that seventeen of the 25 members of the Assembly adopted the report of the panel after Speaker Umaru Fintiri read the report on the floor of the House.

According to reports, the panel found the governor guilty of all the 16 allegations of gross misconduct leveled against him by the House.

According to the statement released by Nyako’s spokesman moments after the state lawmakers pushed him out of power, the governor stated: “Praise be to Allah, we accept what has happened. This is the judgment of man; we should all remember that there is God’s judgment in the hereafter.



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