The Chief Judge of Zamfara State, Justice Kulu Aliyu, has set up a seven-member panel to look into allegations members of House of Assembly leveled against Deputy Governor of the state, Mahdi Gusau.
The development came on Monday following the request of the lawmakers of the state during an extraordinary plenary held last Thursday.
Aliyu constituted panel would look into several allegations including gross misconduct, financial fraud, abuse of office, and breach of the constitution against the deputy governor.
While inaugurating the committee, Justice Aliyu stressed that she received a letter dated February 10, 2022, from the Speaker of the Assembly, requesting the constitution of the probe panel.
According to her, the use of the word ‘shall’ in Section 188(5) imposes a duty on her as the Chief Judge of Zamfara State to appoint a panel of seven persons who are of unquestionable character, integrity, and honesty to investigate the allegation against the deputy governor.
Justice Aliyu tasked the panel to work together as a team and focus on the issues contained in the notice of allegation against the deputy governor.
In his comment, the chairman of the investigative committee, retired justice Tanko Soba, pledged to carry out their assignment in line with the doctrine of the constitution.
While Mr Gusau has insisted that he has done nothing wrong, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) warned that the move to impeach the deputy governor could cause a crisis in the state.