Assembly Directs CJ To Probe Allegations Against Shaibu.

Assembly Directs CJ To Probe Allegations Against Shaibu.

Edo State House of Assembly has passed a resolution directing the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, to set up a seven-man committee to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct levelled against the deputy governor, Philip Shaibu.

At the plenary, 19 members out of the 24 members voted in favour of the resolution, House of Assembly commenced impeachment proceedings against Shaibu on March 5, accusing him of perjury and leaking of government’s secrets.

However, all efforts to get the impeachment notice to him proved abortive and impeachment move is believed to be the latest development in the rift between Shaibu and his principal, Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Earlier, Speaker of the House, Blessing Agbebaku, had notified his colleagues that, the seven-day ultimatum granted the deputy governor to respond to the impeachment notice served on him has expired said, the impeachment notice was earlier served on the deputy governor on March 6, 2024, but due to the alleged evasion of service, the House ordered substituted service.

In his motion, the Majority Leader of the House, Charity  Aiguobarueghan, and seconded by Nicholas Asonsere, representing Ikpoba Okha constituency, moved that the chief judge be directed to set up a seven- man committee to investigate the petition against the deputy governor, stressing that, the motion was in line with Section 188 Subsections 3 and 4 of the constitution.

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