Rivers LGA chair impeached for embezzling N150 million

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The Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area in Rivers State, Ifeanyi Victor Odili, has been impeached by the Legislative Assembly for alleged embezzlement N150 million project fund.

Sources said the embezzled money was meant for the construction of a market in the area.

Odili was said to have been impeached on Tuesday by the two-third of the majority of the lawmakers in the assembly.

In an impeachment letter, the lawmakers accused Odili of embezzlement and gross incompetence in piloting the affairs of the LGA.

According to the letter: “That this honourable house on the 3rd day of March 2020 wrote an impeachment notice letter to the executive chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area requesting him to explain to the legislative council why he will not be impeached considering all his gross misconducts, misappropriation of funds and gross incompetence, which the chairman never replied till date.

“This Honourable House, therefore, do hereby pass Vote of No Confidence on the Executive Chairman of Ogba/ Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Chief (Amb.) Ifeanyi Victor Odili for failure to effectively carry out the duties of his office. That the Chairman Chief (Amb.) Ifeanyi Victor Odili be removed from office as the Executive Chairman of Ogba/ Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area for Gross Misconduct.”