Shaibu wants the CJN to approve his impeachment petition against the Edo chief justice

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Philip Shaibu, the impeached deputy governor of Edo state, has formally petitioned Justice Daniel Okungbowa, the chief judge of Edo state, by sending a letter to Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, the chief justice of Nigeria, requesting a complaint form.

After adopting the recommendation of a seven-man panel appointed by the Chief Judge of the State, the State House of Assembly impeached Shaibu on Monday.

The House had brought perjury and misconduct charges against the former Deputy Governor, and the impeachment panel was required to investigate.

From the Chambers of B.I. Dakum and Co., Shaibu requested permission to collect a complaint form in order to formally petition Justice Daniel Okungbowa, the Chief Judge of Edo State, in a letter dated April 8, 2024, addressed to the CJN, who also serves as Chairman of the National Judicial Council.

The Edo Chief Judge is being accused of official misconduct, misuse of office, and violation of the oath of office in a letter signed by Barrister Adaze A. Emwanta, who was previously the Commissioner for Information and Orientation to Governor Godwin Obaseki.

In order for his client to lodge a complaint against the state Chief Judge, Emwanta explained in the letter that he was officially requesting a complaint form in accordance with the Judicial Discipline Regulations 2017.

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