Court Declares Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Suspension Illegal

A Federal High Court in Abuja has declared the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 days illegal.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba who precised over the case ordered an immediate re-instatement of the Senator to his position in the National assembly.

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The judge, in a judgment delivered on Thursday, held that though the legislature has the power to deal with erring members, it did not follow due process in arriving at its decision.

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Senator Ovie Omo-Agege

Justice Dimgba nullified the suspension after stating that the reason given for the suspension of Omo-Agege by the Ethics and Privileges Committee was a fundamental breach of the Constitution.

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He ordered the Senate to pay Omo-Agege all his salaries and allowances.

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