From Tony Osauzo, Benin

The  panel set up by the Chief Judge of Edo State to investigate allegations of misconduct levelled against the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu,  by the House of Assembly, will commence sitting on Wednesday, April 3.

Administrative Secretary of the panel, George Odidi,  announced this in a statement in Benin yesterday.

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“Take notice that consequent upon the inauguration of the above panel by His Lordship the Hon. Chief Judge of Edo State, Hon. Justice D.I. Okungbowa in line with section 188 subsection 5 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the said Panel shall commence sitting at Judges Conference room, New High Court Complex, Benin City on Wednesday 3rd day of April, 2024 at 10:00Am prompt.

“Parties and /or their counsel are expected to be present on that day while the complainant is expected to be ready to present its case on that day”, the statement said.

Following the directive of the State House of Assembly, the Edo State Chief Judge, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, on Friday, March 22, 2024, constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the allegations levelled against Shaibu.