Omo-Agege: We're ready to comply with court's ruling - Senate


Omo-Agege: We're ready to comply with court's ruling - Senate

The Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege, has commended the conduct of the local government congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

He said: "We have equally filed an appeal against the judgment of the court and a motion for stay of execution of the judgment at the Court of Appeal".

The fallout from the theft of the mace of the Nigerian Senate continues with a potential new crisis phase on the horizon as the Senate and House of Representatives' joint ad-hoc committee investigating the April 18 senate invasion has summoned two senators.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court in a pronouncement last week Thursday said the Senate's decision regarding the suspension, as well as the pattern adopted by the National Assembly, was constitutionally defective. The Senate said it suspended Mr Omo-Agege for dragging the matter to court.

The Senate has however promised to appeal the ruling against the judgement of the court and a motion for stay of execution of the judgement at the Court of Appeal. "Until that stay is granted, the 'nullification" is with immediate effect.

The police recovered the mace and said they had arrested six suspects, while investigation was still ongoing. A declaratory order is not ' stayable' in law.

However, a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday nullified the suspension.

He accused the Senate president, Bukola Saraki of contempt of court process, according to him, his case was still pending in court when the Senate proceed to suspend him.

"Therefore, I expect them to fully comply with that judgment". His hands in law are soiled and dirty. "If they don't comply with that judgment, I have further remedies provided by law". "But they are not entitled to the equitable relief of stay of the court's judgment." he added.

Na'Allah, who read out the synopsis of the letter to be sent to the senators, noted that testimonies given by various security personnel at the National Assembly Complex before the panel implicated Omo-Agege and Ndume.

Saraki had said: " It has been inferred in many quarters that this group of thugs and urchins were led by a serving distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (this) is most despicable and unspeakable requiring appropriate sanctions against perpetrators".

Both the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi-Abdullahi and the Vice-Chairman, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, said they did not have all the details of the legal battle.