Nigerian court nullifies suspension of Senator Omo-Agege Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 6, 2021


A Nigerian court on Thursday overturned the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate. It had been suspended for 90 legislative days.

The ruling judge at the Federal Court in Abuja, Nnamdi Dimgba, rebuked the Senate, saying it went beyond its powers.

He said the Senate is only empowered to suspend an earring member for 14 days and 1 legislative day.

Justice Dimgba ordered the immediate reinstatement of Senator Omo Agege his salaries and other entitlements should be paid.

Senator Omo-Agege was on April 12, 2018, suspended during plenary over the remarks he made at a press conference that the amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act which changes the sequence of elections set by INEC is targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

He apologised to the Senate over his comments but the Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges recommended his suspension.

The committee said he should be suspended for 181 legislative days. But the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, recommended that it be reduced to 90 legislative days.

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