By G9ija

The Kogi State House of Assembly has barred the three lawmakers recently suspended by it from taking part in any activity of the house.

The assemblymen, as announced on Tuesday, have also been stripped of their positions in the House Committees.

This is pending the investigation of an alleged “forgery’’ against them by the house.

The House said it took the decision during its plenary on Tuesday, presided by the Speaker, Assemblyman Mathew Kolawole.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the three lawmakers, Assemblyman Ahmed Mohammed, Assemblyman Abdullahi Bello and Assemblyman Moses Ododo, were accused of “using the signatures of members earlier used to pass confidence votes on Governor Yahaya Bello during his presidential aspiration for other purposes.

“We were taken aback on Friday when the suspended colleagues fraudulently used our signatures in their purported impeachment notice on our speaker.

“We had held a meeting as a house in Abuja, where we unanimously agreed to support the presidential aspiration of Bello, with the former deputy speaker, majority leader and deputy chief whip as the communique drafting committee members

“We didn’t know that they will use the signatures as a tool for impeachment as demonstrated by them on June 17.”

NAN reports that 17 members of the House had on Friday announced the impeachment of four of its Principal Officers and suspension of three others over what it described as their “gross misconducts”.

Those impeached on that day were Assemblyman Ahmed Mohammed, Assemblyman Abdullahi Bello and Assemblyman Moses Ododo.

The motion, moved by Asemblyman Enema Paul, had among other allegations accused the impeached officers of the 25-member House of gross misconduct, calling for their impeachment and replacement.