Hon. Chiji Collins has just been impeached as the Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.
Collins was removed from office by the lawmakers on Friday during a plenary at the legislative chamber of the Assembly complex in Owerri, the state capital.
Following his impeachment, his colleagues elected Mr Paul Emeziem from Onuimo Local Government Area as the new Speaker of the House.
When the motion of his impeachment was moved, it was supported by 19 out of the 27 members of the House.
Collins was impeached over allegations of financial impropriety, high handedness, and gross misconduct, among others.