Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Omo-Agege, Ndume Summoned Over Mace Theft

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege Senator Ovie Omo-Agege
Kayla Schwartz | 17 May, 2018, 10:13

He arrived around 10.30am, signed the daily attendance register and left the chamber.

Security at the national assembly was beefed up in the anticipation of his return.

"Based on the testimony of the sergeant at arms before the committee, you (Mr Ndume) are alleged to have prevented the mace keeper from taking away the mace to safety".

The duo, as stated in separate letters of invitations sent to them for appearance today, are to answer questions on allegations of aiding the invaders who forced their way into the chamber and seized the Senate mace.

Following the judgement, an aide to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the Senate has approached a higher court to appeal the ruling and institute a stay of execution.

"By complying with the judgment without any conditions whatsoever the Senate has demonstrated leadership by example", Falana said in a statement which he issued shortly after the news of the Senate's decision to welcome Omo-Agege back to his legislative duties on Tuesday.

Na'Allah had also noted that all those suspected to have links with the attack would be interrogated.

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"I have not received any communications yet and I don't want to comment on it", he said.

The lawmaker had, however, insisted on not knowing the attackers when he spoke to our correspondent on Friday.

The Senate had on April 12, 2018 suspended Omo-Agege over a "dissenting comment" on decision of the upper chamber on adoption of conference report on Electoral Act (2010) Amendment Bill.Omo-Agege, however, went to court to challenge his suspension and the court, in its ruling, declared the action unconstitutional, saying that the Senate could not suspend a member beyond 14 days.

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

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined to stay execution of the judgment that nullified the suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate.

Justice Dimgba held that the decision of the Senate to suspend Omo-Agege for instituting the suit was a clear breach of Section 4 (8) and 6 (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, saying that, "Access to court is a constitutional right that can not be taken away from".

Last week, the National Assembly Divisional Police Officer, Sulu-Gambari Abdul, accused the lawmakers of conspiring with thugs who invaded the Senate chamber and took away the mace last month.

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