Omo-Agege defeats Senate in Court

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Omo-Agege defeats Senate in Court

NEWS DIGEST – An Abuja Division of the Federal High

Court has refused a stay-of-execution

order requested by the Senate, against a

previous ruling of the court on the suspension of Senator Omo-Agege, according to a report by PREMIUM TIMES.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had nullified the

suspension of Mr Agege after faulting the decision of Senate to slam a lengthy suspension on the senator.

The Senate indicated its willingness to appeal the

ruling, and applied for a stay-of-execution order.

The order was however denied on Wednesday, the

senator’s lawyer, Alex Iziyon, confirmed the decision,

telling PREMIUM TIMES “it is true”.

Giving details of the refusal of the court to grant the

request, Mr. Omo-Agege’s media aide, Efe Duku, said

the judge ruled that the application sought by the

Senate bordered on the initial motion filed by Mr Omo-

Agege.

It said the court ruled that the said motion by Mr Omo-

Agege was actually refused, hence the motion against it

was considered not meritorious.

“Justice Nnamdi Dimgba refused the application on the

chief ground that, strictly speaking, there is no appeal

against his decision nullifying the suspension. That the

appeal before him is against the reliefs of the plaintiff

that is: Senator Omo-Agege which were not granted not

granted by the court. In the circumstance, he held that

the application lacked merit and struck same out,” said

Mr Duku.

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