The Speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly, Hassan Shalla, has been impeached for alleged breach of trust and embezzlement of allowances of his colleagues.

Usman Dakingari, Kebbi State Governor.

In the absence of the speaker and his deputy, the sitting, where the speaker was removed, was chaired by a member, Abubakar Sabo, representing Birnin Kebbi North constituency Premium Times reports.

Twelve of the 24 members of the house were in attendance at the sitting, and supported the impeachment.

However it is not clear if the Assembly could legally convene such a sitting in the absence of the speaker and his deputy, and whether 12 of 24 members could impeach the Speaker.

At the sitting, the motion for Shalla’s impeachment was moved by Aminu Gumbi from Yauri constituency and seconded by Aliyu Mutubare from Kalgo constituency.

A member, Habib Jega, who was impeached in a controversial manner in December 2014, was re- appointed speaker via a motion moved by Bala Danbaba Waje.

The motion was seconded by Mohammed Yellow from Shanga constituency.

Less than twenty-four hours ago the Ondo state House of Assembly impeached the deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi.

However the Deputy Governor warned that there is a subsisting court order that the status quo be maintained in respect of that office.