Omo-Agege resume duties

Sen. Ovie Omo Agege back in Senate

He was expected resume sitting on Tuesday after a hight court nullified his suspension last week but he did not show up.

Mr Omo-Agege in reaction on Monday said the appeal would not hinder his resumption as the stay of execution which the Senate applied for has not been granted.

The lawmaker representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, was at the Senate chamber this morning.

"The Senate has been advised that since the motion for stay of execution of the Thursday (May 10, 2018) judgement shall be heard and possibly determine on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, we shall therefore respect the subsisting High Court judgement and await the appellate court decision on the pending motion", said Sabi Abdullahi.

Na'Allah, who read out the synopsis of the letter to be sent to the senators, noted that the testimonies given by various security personnel at the National Assembly Complex before the panel had implicated Omo-Agege and Ndume.

Omo-Agege had, however, attended plenary on April 18.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had nullified the suspension of Mr Agege after faulting the decision of Senate to slam a lengthy suspension on the senator. However, Senate President Bukola Saraki recommended its reduction to 90 legislative days.

Justice Dimgba, while dismissing the application argued on behalf of the Senate and Senate President by Mahmud Mogaji, said the application was misdirected and lacking in merit.

The judge also added that the Senate's decision to punish Omo-Agege for filing a suit against the Senate and for punishing him while his suit was pending constituted an affront on the judiciary.

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"Access to court is a constitutional right that can not be taken away from".

"Access to court is one key indicator of a democracy, the exercise of his rights can not be a basis for punishment".

The Senate said it suspended Mr Omo-Agege for dragging the matter to court.

However, he returned before the senate went into a closed-door session.

The judge also said that the 90 legislative day suspension was against Order 67, Rule 4 of the Senate Standing Rules which provided for a lawmaker to be suspended for only 14 legislative days.

He, however, held that the legislature had the powers to sanction any lawmaker who set out to make comments or act in a way that could bring disrepute to the institution.

But the Abuja High Court, it was learnt, voided the suspension on the ground that the petitioner alleged it was based on the legal action he instituted against the senate ahead of its investigation committee.

The Judge said that if an application is appealing against reliefs he refused to grant, is of no significant to the vacation of suspension order.

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