Just In: High Court in Benin Declares the Removal of Hon Yakubu Musa as Chairman, Etsako West LG, Illegal.

 

By Goodluck Ikiebe.

 

Hon, Yakubu Musa(Yakson)

 

Hon, Yakubu Musa(Yakson) has defeated Edo State Government over his illegal removal as the Executive Chairman of Etsako West Local Government Council.

The Edo State High Court in Benin City, delivered its Judgement on Monday, September 27, 2021 and held that the state governor and his allies have no such power to remove a duly elected Local Government Council Chairman as he did, and therefore acted in error and constitutional breaches.

Chief Musa was however reinstated to his office with all his entitlements.

The Judge also referred to the Supreme Court judgement on same issue in the past to arrive at his conclusion.

No reaction yet from the State government over the landmark judgement