OrderPaperToday – The Federal High Court, Abuja, has denied the Nigerian Senate’s application for Stay of Execution of its judgment, effectively ending Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s 90-day suspension from the red chamber.
This happened even as the embattled Senator made a return to the red chamber today.
Omo-Agege was spotted marking the attendance register and then strolling along the corridors of the Senate complex.
It would be recalled that the Federal High Court dismissed his 90-day suspension from the red chamber, ruling that the Senate could not decide on a matter being deliberated in court. In response to this, the red chamber filed a stay of execution against the judgement while announcing that the senator could resume work.
Recall that Senator Omo-Agege was suspended on the 12th of April, following his remarks on the controversial amendment to the Electoral Act, 2010, which sought the re-ordering of election.
Although he was absent at yesterday’s plenary session, the Committee investigating the mace theft incident summoned him and Sen. Ali Ndume over allegations of connivance with the thugs who committed the crime.
Senator Ovie is billed to appear before the Committee today.
Meanwhile, the upper legislative chamber went into a closed-door session, which started at about 11:04am and ended by 11.47am.
More to follow…