The impeached Adamawa state governor Murtala Nyako has on Saturday, May 30, returned to Nigeria.
He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja and was met by friends and associates, Senators Binta Garba (Adamawa), Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa), Danjuma Goje (Gombe), and candidate for Senate president Bukola Saraki, among them.
According to Punch, Nyako’s decision to return home may have been prompted by Muhammadu Buhari’s swearing in as the new president of Nigeria.
Nyako and his deputy, Bala Ngilari, were impeached by the Adamawa State House of Assembly in July 2014. Shortly after that, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission declared Nyako and his son wanted for alleged criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money-laundering.
Nyako then left fled Nigeria for Germany, then England.
On May 21, Federal High Court in Yola dropped a bid to upturn Nyako’s impeachment.