Omo-Agege: Security Beefed Up at NASS

Omo-Agege: Security Beefed Up at NASS

Omo-Agege: Security Beefed Up at NASS

In the statement issued by Abdullahi, the Senate said it would allow the senator resume in obedience to the court order.

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

Mr Omo-Agege was expected to resume plenary and other legislative duties on Tuesday after a federal high court last week quashed his suspension from the Senate.

The Senate and House of Representatives committee investigating the invasion and mace theft have summoned Senators Ali Ndume and Ovie Omo-Agege over the alleged roles in the incident.

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But in a sudden twist, the Senate gave its new position in a statement by its spokesman, Senator Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi, chairman of the Committee on Media and Publicity. As at when the Senate adjourned at about 1.10pm, Omo-Agege was not in the chamber.

"Since the motion for stay of execution on the judgment shall be heard and possibly determined on Wednesday, we shall respect the subsisting High Court judgment and await the appellate court's decision on the pending motion".

Omo-Agege could not be reached, as he did not pick several calls made to his telephone line.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the court had nullified the suspension of Mr Omo-Agege last week Thursday, saying that the Senate's decision regarding the suspension, as well as the pattern adopted by the National Assembly, was constitutionally defective.

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On Omo-Agege, Na'Allah said, "Based on the testimony of the Divisional Police Officer, the State Security Service and the sergeant-at-arms, you are alleged to have entered the National Assembly, accompanied by seven persons who allegedly took the mace of the Senate during plenary session on April 18, at about 11:30am".

"Access to court is a fundamental right in the Constitution, which can not be taken away by force or intimidation from any organ", the judge ruled.

When it reconvened, Omo-Agege was still absent.

"In sanctioning a legislator, the legislature must act within the law".

He added that even if the Senate had rightly suspended the senator, it could only have suspended him for only a period of 14 days - as prescribed in the Senate rules.

But that the legislature went out of track and arrived at a wrong and false end by punishing the senator for exercising his rights.

Omo-Agege, who represents Delta Central Senatorial District, filed the suit to challenge his suspension from the senate.

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