Impeachment: Edo Chief Judge Constitues 7-Man Panel to Investigate Allegations Against Philip Shaibu

In compliance to the resolution of the Edo State House of Assembly directing the Chief Judge (CJ) of the state  constitute a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct leveled against the state Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu,  the CJ, Honourbale Justice Justice Daniel Okungbowa has set up the panel.

Recall that FACTSHEET reported that the House let by its Speaker, Hon. Blessing Agbebaku has on March 19 directed the Chief Judge to constitute the panel in line the provision of the constitution.

According to a statement issued late on Friday by the Chief Registrar of the Edo State High Court, Mr. B.O. Osawaru, Retired Justice S.A. Omonua has been appointed by the Chief Judge to head the seven-man panel.

Other members of the panel include, professors Violet Aigbokhaevbo, Faculty of Law, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Boniface Onomion Edegbai, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, UNIBEN and Theresa Akpoghome, former Dean, Faculty of Law, Benson Idahosa University (BIU) Dr. Andrew Oliha, Mr.Oghogho Ayodele Oviasu and Mr. Idris Abdulkareen.

The statement reads:

This is to bring to the notice of the general public that in line with Section 188(5) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), the Honourable Chief Judge of Edo State, Honourable Justice D.I. Okungbowa has constituted the PANEL OF SEVEN PERSONS to investigate the allegations contained in the impeachment notice against the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt. Honourable Philip Shaibu

The said Panel of Seven Persons comprises the following

  1. Hon. Justice S.A. Omonua (Rtd.) – chairman
    2. Professor Violet Aigbokhaevbo
    3. Professor Boniface Onomion Edegbai
    4. Professor Theresa Akpoghome
    5. Mr. Oghogho Ayodele Oviasu
    6. Surv. Dr. Andrew Oliha
    7. Mr. Idris Abdulkareen


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