Adamawa State House of Assembly speaker, Honourable Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri yesterday suspended five members of the House who took part in the attempt to impeach him recently.
The move is seen as a final move by Fintiri to decimate the ranks of lawmakers that are opposing his leadership.
The speaker also constituted a five-man investigation committee to be chaired by the member representing Uba Gaya constituency with the mandate to investigate an agric loan to the tune of N2billion, which was collected by the state government on behalf of Adamawa State farmers association but allegedly diverted to other uses by the governor.
Members affected by the suspension include Abuzarri Ribadu (Yola South), Jerry Kumdisi (Gombi), Wale Fwa (Demsa), Simon Issa (Song) and Salihu Kabillo (Verre).
Sequel to the suspension, Fintiri has last week constituted a probe committee to investigate his purported impeachment by nine members of the assembly at the Government House in Yola.
Following the submission of the report by the chairman of the committee and member representing Guyuk constituency, Wilbina Jackson, the house adopted the suspension of five of the lawmakers who participated in the impeachment till June 8, when the tenure of the seventh assembly will lapse.
Fintiri also urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct a by-election in Nassarawo Binyeri, Toungo and Jada Mbulo constituencies as a result of a resolution of the house to declare their seats vacant following their cross carpeting to other political parties.
The speaker adjourned the sitting till 18th of this month with a call on security agencies to protect the house and all properties of the assembly while they are on recess.