The Nasarawa State seven-man panel set up to probe allegations of gross misconduct leveled against Governor Tanko Al-Makura, on Tuesday, cleared him of any wrongdoing as alleged by the state House of Assembly.
The Assembly was also given 24 hours to appear before the panel and substantiate allegations made against the governor
The Chairman of the panel, Yusuf Usman, during the proceedings made reference to section 7 (c) of the panel guideline, which stipulated that where the assembly fails to appear and lead evidence on the allegations, the panel, upon proof of service may dismiss the allegations.
Usman noted that the panel had during its inaugural sitting on Monday, gave the lawmakers a 24 hours window opportunity to appear and substantiate their case against the governor.
“The rule of natural justice and our criminal laws put the onus of proof on the complainant and failure to which the accused is deemed innocent.
“The House has failed to advance evidence on the allegations, therefore the panel agrees with the prayer of the governor’s counsel and has decided to dismiss the charges against the governor”, Usman said.