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Edo demolishes security post at Shaibu’s Benin residence

Edo demolishes security post at Shaibu’s Benin residence
April 15
09:51 2024

Officials of the Edo state security network (ESSN), alongside members of the public works volunteers (PUWOV), have demolished the security post at the residence of Philip Shaibu, former deputy governor of Edo state. 

Armed police officers provided cover for the demolition squad on Sunday.

The demolished security post sat at the entrance to Shaibu’s residence, which is located in GRA, Benin city.

The structure shared a wall with the Benin golf course, and served as temporary shelter for security operatives who watched over the residence.

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Video clips showing the demolition exercise have been making the rounds on social media.

In one of the footage, a bulldozer could be seen demolishing the structure, while residents and police officers looked on.

The demolition of the structure came days after Shaibu was impeached as the deputy governor of Edo by the state house of assembly.

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Last Monday, Shaibu was impeached after members of the Edo assembly adopted the report of a seven-member investigative panel.

The panel was set up by Daniel Okungbowa, chief judge of Edo, and was headed by S. A. Omonuwa, a retired justice.

Shaibu was accused of “misconduct, perjury, and disclosure of government secrets”.

Subsequently, Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, picked Omobayo Godwins as his deputy.

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Shaibu said he was impeached because of his desire to contest the 2024 Edo governorship election.

Obaseki and Shaibu have been at loggerheads since the buildup to the Edo governorship election.

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