Court orders Gov Bello to pay ex-deputy gov, Achuba, N180m

Court orders Gov Bello to pay ex-deputy gov, Achuba, N180m

The Governor Yahaya Bello-led government of Kogi State has been ordered to pay the former deputy governor of the state, Simon Achuba the sum of N180 million.

The National Industrial Court which gave the order in Abuja on Wednesday, said the money was security votes due to Achuba from April 2018 to August 2019.

Reading the judgment, Justice Oyebiola Oyewunmi, held that the N180million would be paid to Achuba by Kogi State government within the period of 30 days or 30 percent interest would be paid monthly.

Meanwhile, the court sacked the prayer of the former deputy governor demanding to be paid the sum of N328 million and N32,000 as impress.

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