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The House of Assembly in Imo State has recalled former Deputy Speaker of Imo House of Assembly, Hon. Okey Onyekanma, and Hon. Ekene Nnodim, a lawmaker representing Orlu State Constituency after it suspended them for about 18 months.
The Eastern Updates reports that the members were recalled during plenary on Thursday.
The decision to recall the suspended lawmakers was based on the report of an ad-hoc committee headed by the majority leader and member representing Owerri west state constituency, Hon. Onyemaechi Dele.
Other members of the committee included Hon. Johnson Iheonukara Duru – Ideato South, Hon. Frank Ugboma – Oguta, and Hon. Emeka Nduka – Ehime Mbano
Recall that the assembly on December 24, 2021, suspended three members of the Assembly and declared the seat of the Ngor Okpala member vacant.
Moving a motion for the recall, the House Majority Leader, Hon. Onyemaechi Dele, recalled that the members were suspended for 18 months during plenary.
The Imo House of Assembly also amended House rules, allowing room for a newly elected member to emerge as Speaker, the 10th Assembly.
Ruling, the Imo Speaker, Emeka Nduka, declared the suspension lifted and advised the affected members to resume sittings henceforth.
In another report, some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have left no fewer than three policemen at a checkpoint at Umunze in Orumba South local government area of Anambra State.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the gunmen drove to the Nsogwu area of the town and shot the policemen on duty.
As the policemen tried to escape into a nearby compound, the gunmen shot them, took their guns and uniforms, and escaped in a waiting car.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga described the incident as unfortunate, adding that the state police command has swung into action to arrest the hoodlums.