Sacked Deputy Governor of Edo State Seeks Judicial Redress Against Chief Judge

Philip Shaibu, the recently impeached Deputy Governor of Edo State, has taken steps to file a formal petition against the state Chief Judge, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, following his impeachment on Monday.

In a letter dated April 8, 2024, sent from the Chambers of B.I. Dakum and Co, Shaibu’s legal representative, Adaze A. Emwanta, former Commissioner for Information and Orientation to Governor Godwin Obaseki, formally requested a complaint form from the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, who also serves as the Chairman of the National Judicial Council.

The letter outlined Shaibu’s intention to institute a petition against Justice Okungbowa, citing allegations of abuse of office, official misconduct, and desecration of oath of office by the Edo Chief Judge. Emwanta emphasized the importance of adhering to the Judicial Discipline Regulations 2017 in facilitating the filing of the complaint.

Titled “Re: Notice to obtain a complaint form to file a formal complaint against Hon Justice Daniel Okungbowa, the Chief Judge of Edo State for abuse of office, official misconduct and desecrating his oath of office,” the letter conveyed Shaibu’s determination to seek redress through proper legal channels.


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