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Omo-Agege asks court to jail Saraki for contempt

Omo-Agege asks court to jail Saraki for contempt
By Editor

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has approached a Federal High Court, Abuja, praying it to commit the Senate President Bukola Saraki to prison for disobeying court orders.

The Senator representing the Delta Central senatorial district, in a form 49 he filed before the court, alleged that Saraki had since refused to comply with the judgment that nullified his suspension from the Senate.

According to Dr. Alex Iziyon, SAN, Omo-Agege’s lawyer, though his client, sequel to the May 10 judgment, was allowed entry into the Senate chambers, he said that Saraki has refused to okay the payment of his entitlements.

“My client has since resumed, but he has not been paid his entitlements.

“That is why we want this court to summon the Respondents to show cause why they should not be committed to prison for refusing to comply with judgment of this court”, Iziyon said.

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Iziyon also applied for leave of the court to serve a copy of the contempt charge on both the Senate and Saraki, through substituted means.

“My lord it has been very difficult to serve them”, Omo-Agege’s lawyer added.

The presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba said the court would communicate a hearing date to the Applicant.

It will be recalled that the Senate had suspended the Senator but the court, presided over by Justice Dimgba, upturned the suspension, declaring it unconstitutional.

Saraki and the Senate also applied for a stay of execution in a joint application but were denied.

 

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