Omo-Agege Never Convicted In The US – Court Rules In Abuja




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According to a by , a Court of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Bwari, Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to sack Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege on allegation he concealed information about his earlier conviction in United States.

In a judgment on Wednesday, Justice Othman Musa, held suit was a mere waste of court’s time as there was no evidence Omo-Agege was ever convicted by any court of nor was he under any criminal sentence.

Justice Musa, ordered the plaintiff to pay Omo-Agege N1 damages, said the disciplinary proceedings involving Omo-Agege in the State of California in the US, even if it ended in punitive actin against the 1st defendant (Omo-Agege) could not be elevated to criminal proceedings, convicting and sentencing as provided under Section 66 (1) and (2) of the .

The judge said the conviction recognised by the , and which could prevent holding in the country for 10 years is the conviction and sentencing entered by a Nigerian court, not a court of foreign jurisdiction.

Details shortly…