Edo Chief Judge Revises Panel Investigating Shaibu, Replaces Two Members


The Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, has announced alterations to the seven-member panel tasked with probing allegations of misconduct and perjury against State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, as presented by the Edo State House of Assembly.

Headed by retired Justice S. A. Omonua, the panel saw changes with the removal of Prof. Boniface Omomion and Prof. Violet Aigbokhaevo, and the addition of President Aigbokhian and Mariam Erakhoba Ilavbare as new Members.

The announcement came through the Chief Registrar of the State High Court, Benin, B.O Osawaru, on Friday, outlining adjustments made by Justice Okungbowa.

Notably, the modifications maintained Justice S.A. Omonua (Rtd.) as the panel’s chairman while incorporating new members, including President Aigbokhian Esq and Mariam Erakhoba Ilavbare Esq, alongside existing members such as Professor Theresa Akpoghome and Mr. Oghogho Ayodele Oviasu.

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Meanwhile,This reconstitution of the panel was initiated following a resolution passed by the Edo State House of Assembly on March 19, in accordance with Section 188(5) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).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 Edo State Assembly had on March 6, served a notice of impeachment on the deputy governor, Philip Shaibu over alleged misconduct and perjury with seven days ultimatum to respond to the petition.

However,In response to the Assembly’s directive, Speaker Blessing Agbebaku instructed the Chief Judge of the State to assemble a panel to investigate the allegations leveled against Deputy Governor Shaibu.

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