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July 24, 2024

Impeachment: Court fixes date to hear Shaibu’s suit against Edo Assembly, others

A Federal High Court in Abujla has fixed April 19 to hear a suit filed by the impeached Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, against the State House of Assembly and others.

The matter, which was before Justice Inyang Ekwo, was fixed for hearing on Friday after a team of lawyers, including Alex Ejesieme, SAN, showed up to seek a date for the case.

Although the suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/405/24, was not listed on the cause list, the lawyers, who said they were for the defence, came to the court.

Shortly before the judge rose, one of the lawyers told Justice Ekwo that the matter was scheduled to be heard on Thursday, but due to the public holiday, the court did not sit.

“So in obedience to court, we came today,” he said.

But Justice Ekwo, who held that he could not preside over a matter not in the file, directed them to liaise with the court registrar for the next adjourned date.

The matter was consequently fixed for April 19.

DAILY POST recalls that the Edo State Assembly removed Shaibu last week.

The embattled former deputy governor, who described his removal as illegal, decided to seek redress in court.

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