Counsel Says Shaibu Will Drop Petition Against Edo CJ.

Counsel Says Shaibu Will Drop Petition Against Edo CJ.

Andrew Emwanta, Counsel says Impeached Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, is being persuaded to drop his petition against the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Daniel Okungbowa.

Emwanta said, in view of the appeals coming from several quarters, Shaibu was weighing his options, adding that, Shaibu, through Emwanta, had last week written to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, requesting a complaint form to file a formal petition against the Chief Judge of Edo, Justice Daniel Okungbowa.


On the request of the Edo State House, the Chief Judge had set up a seven-man panel to probe alleged perjury and leaking of the government’s secrets against Shaibu, and headed by retired Justice S.A. Omonuwa, concluded the probe on Friday, April 5, and sent its report to the Assembly on Monday, April 8.

The Assembly, after considering the report of the probe, declared Shaibu guilty of the offence of leaking the state government’s secrets and subsequently impeached him.

Hours later, Governor Godwin Obaseki replaced Shaibu with Omobayo Godwins.

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