A Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed has adjourned hearing on the purported impeachment moves against Edo State deputy governor, Philip Shaibu to August 22nd 2023.
The trial judge directed the parties in the suit to maintain “Status quo ante bellum” in the suit, filed by Shaibu who prayed the Court to protect him from been removed from office by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
The court urged the Department of the State Security Service (DSS) to within 24 hours file its proceeding and show course why the main suit should not be entertained.
But a Counsel to the DSS told the court that they were yet to file their application in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/1027/2023 as requested by the Court.
Other defendants had informed the Court that they were ready for the hearing of the case having filed their proceedings.
Prior to the adjournment of the interim injunction, Justice Mohammed restrained Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Inspector-General of Police, Department of the State Security Service, Speaker of Edo House of Assembly and the Chief Judge of Edo State (Defendants) in the suit from intimidating him.
The Court also restrained the Defendants from embarrassing or preventing him from carrying out the functions of his office as deputy Governor of Edo State, including attending State Executive Council (SEC) meetings and other functions, pending the determination of substantive suit before the Court.