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Slain UNIBEN Student: Edo Halts Judicial Panel

Edo State Government has halted action on the setting up of a panel of inquiry into the killing of  Mr. Ibrahim Momodu.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor said the government’s decision is because a case file on the late Momodu’s murder has been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions by the Police for advice and further action.

It said it will therefore amount to a duplication of efforts by Government to set up another panel of inquiry since the Director of Public Prosecutions is a government functionary in the state Ministry of Justice.

“Government is therefore of the view that it is sufficient at this point to wait for the outcome of the investigation and advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions before any other step is taken by Government” the statement read.

It also added that “whereas Governor Adams Oshiomhole, had promised to set up a judicial panel of inquiry into the killing of Ibrahim Momodu, events have overtaken this pronouncement as the case file on the late Momodu had since been submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions by the police for advice and further action.”

“It will, therefore, amount to a duplication of efforts by government to set up another panel of inquiry since the DPP is a government functionary in the state Ministry of Justice.”

“Government is, therefore, of the view that it is sufficient at this point to wait for the outcome of the investigation and advice of the DPP before any other step is taken by government” the statement said.

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