OrderPaperToday – Senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court to stop the Senate committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions from investigating him.
Omo-Agege was one of 9 other senators who expressed disagreement with the Senate on the chamber’s passage of electoral act amendment bill. The senators had accused their colleagues of passing the bill to target President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 polls.
They also alleged that the bill was not validly passed as majority of members of the conference committee did not sign the report which informed the passage of the bill.
However, a point of order by Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi) in plenary made the Senate to refer Omo-Agege to the ethics committee for investigation. Afraid of the possibility of a suspension by his colleagues, the senator then retracted his claims and pleaded forgiveness.
That did not however stop the probe as the Delta senator was billed to appear before the committee on Tuesday. Instead, he sent in a letter by his lawyer, Ifeoluwa Ojediran for Summit Law Chambers, indicating a court action on the matter.
The letter dated March 26, 2018 noted that the issue was already in the court.
It was addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, also copied the Ethic Committee, said the subject matter for which Omo-Agege was to appear before the committee was already in court.