Philip Shaibu: Impeachment panel announces date to begin sitting


Edo deputy governor, Philip Shaibu

By Jethro Ibileke

The seven-man panel set up by the Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, to investigate the impeachment allegations levelled on the State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, will commence sitting on Wednesday, 3 April.

Justice Okungbowa had constituted the panel, headed by retired Justice S. A. Omonua, in compliance with the directive of the State House of Assembly, to investigate allegations of gross misconduct brought against Philip Shaibu, in line with section 188(5) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Other members are Prof. (Mrs.) Theresa Akpoghome, Mr. Oghogho Ayodele Oviasu, Surv. Dr. Andrew Oliha, Mr. Idris Abdulkareen, Barr. President Aigbokhian and Barr. (Mrs.) Mariam Erakhoba Ilavbare.

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The Administrative Secretary of the panel, George Odidi, Esq; announced this in a statement Thursday evening.

The two-paragraph statement disclosed that the panel will be sitting at the Judges’ Conference room, New High Court Complex, in Benin, the State capital.

“Take notice that consequent upon the inauguration of the above panel by His Lordship the Hon. Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice D.I. Okungbowa in line with section 188 subsection 5 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the said Panel shall commence sitting at Judges Conference room, New High Court Complex, Benin City on Wednesday 3rd day of April, 2024 at 10:00 am prompt.

“Parties and/or their counsel are expected to be present on that day while the complainant is expected to be ready to present it’s case on that day,” the statement said.

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