Edo Government Partially Demolishes Shaibu’s Residence

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Edo State government demolished the security post at the former Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu’s residence on Sunday.

Officials from the Edo State Network and members of the Public Works Volunteers in the Government Reservation Area, Benin, carried out this action.

Shaibu, who was impeached last Monday by the Edo State House of Assembly for allegedly leaking official secrets and committing perjury, has quickly lost his privileges after the impeachment.

The demolition is just one of the consequences Shaibu has faced since being removed from office. The Assembly’s decision was based on the findings of a seven-man panel appointed by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Daniel Okungbowa.

Governor Godwin Obaseki has appointed Marvellous Omobayo as the new deputy governor, solidifying Shaibu’s departure from the state’s executive.

Shaibu has taken legal action against his impeachment, claiming it was done to punish him for wanting to succeed Governor Obaseki.

The security post next to Shaibu’s home, which was recently destroyed, was used by his security team as a temporary shelter and checkpoint.

One official, who preferred to remain anonymous, said that Shaibu, now a private citizen, no longer needs such official privileges after being removed from office.

The state Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Eta Uzamere, clarified that the demolition was not related to his department.

He said, “I have seen some online reports linking my ministry to the demolition of the former deputy governor’s security and I can tell you it had nothing to do with my ministry.”

An aide to Shaibu said, “As I am talking to you, they have destroyed Shaibu’s security outpost. The place was not built by the government, it was built by Shaibu himself. You can see how wicked the state government is.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.