Shaibu’s Security Post Removed after Impeachment

Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City

The security post of former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Philip Shaibu, was yesterday removed by some persons believed to be agents of the state government.
Shaibu was impeached Monday last week by the state House of Assembly following recommendation by a seven-man panel of investigation set up by the state Chief Judge, Justice Okungbowa.

As deputy governor, Shaibu erected a make-shift security post close to his private residence within the GRA.
The security post which shares the same fence with the golf course served as temporary shelter or first port of call for his security details before and after close of work.

It was gathered that the demolition squad was made up of members of the Edo State Network (ESSN), members of the state government owned Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV), and the conventional police.

Reacting to the demolition, a senior member of one of the operatives that carried out the demolition yesterday, but did not want his name in print as he was not authorised to speak, said the removed security post was carried out since the former deputy governor is now a private citizen and may have lost the privilege of having such security post.

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