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Edo govt removes security privileges for Shaibu after impeachment

Philip Shaibu

Edo State Government officials have dismantled the security post stationed outside the residence of former Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu on Sunday.

The Edo State State Network and Public Works Volunteers reportedly carried out the demolition.

According to reports, a source within one of the agencies anonymously justified the removal by stating Shaibu is no longer a public official and thus ineligible for such security measures.

The action comes a week after Shaibu’s impeachment by the State House of Assembly on accusations of leaking confidential information and perjury. Shaibu has since challenged the impeachment in court, arguing it stems from his political ambitions to succeed Governor Godwin Obaseki.

The Edo State State Network and Public Works Volunteers reportedly carried out the demolition. A source within one of the agencies anonymously justified the removal by stating Shaibu is no longer a public official and thus ineligible for such security measures.

However, the Edo State Ministry of Roads and Bridges, implicated in some online reports, refuted any involvement.

Eta Uzamere firmly denied his ministry’s role in the demolition.

An aide to Shaibu vehemently contested the narrative, asserting that the security post was not government-funded but built by Shaibu himself. The aide condemned the action as vindictive by the state government.