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Impeachment: Edo CJ Constitute Panel To Investigate Philip Shaibu

The Chief Judge of Edo, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, has constituted a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations of impeachment notice levelled on the State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, by the State House of Assembly.

This was revealed in a statement by the Chief Registrar of the State High Court, in Benin, Barr. B. O. Osawaru on Friday.

He disclosed that the panel is to be headed by retired Justice S. A. Omonua.

Other members of the panel include Prof. Violet Aigbokhaevo, Prof. Theresa Akpoghome, Mr. Oghogho Ayodele Oviasu and Prof. Boniface Omomion, Dr. Andrew Oliha and Mr. Idris Abdulkareem.

The statement noted that the constitution of the Committee was in line with section 188(5) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).

Recall that the House of Assembly has mandated the Chief Judge to set up the committee to investigate allegations of gross misconduct brought against Shaibu.

The Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Charity Aiguobarueghian who moved the motion for the impeachment proceeding, had on Wednesday, 6 March, during plenary, cited perjury and disclosure of government secrets by the embattled Deputy Governor.

He announced that 21 out of the 24 members of the Assembly had signed an impeachment notice.

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