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Court Dismisses Omo Agege’s Ex-Convict case



The Abuja High Court through Justice Othman Musa of has dismissed a suit filed against Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

Musa ruled that Mr Omo-Agege has never been convicted by any court of law in the United States of America.

The jurist said the case was just a non-criminal trial by a Judicial Commission of Inquiry which does give verdict on conviction.

Recalled, the suit was filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Patriotic Youth Organisation of Nigeria on the ground that Senator Omo-Agege was not qualified to contest because he was an ex-convict.

He also added that the case against the deputy Senate President was in California was a disciplinary matter which he challenged in the US Supreme Court and won.

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That Omogege was not under any obligation to disclose such information to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before contesting an election.

The judge held that as such, the Deputy Senate President has not committed any perjury as claimed by the claimant.

He then awarded the cost of N1million against the claimant for filing a frivolous suit aimed at denting the image of the Deputy Senate President.

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