- The CCSYGN has threatened to occupy the National Assembly
- The group said it would occupy the NASS over allegations that the senator concealed his conviction in the U.S.
- According to the group, Omo-Agege should be prevailed upon by the Nigerian Senate to resign from office
The Coalition of Civil Society and Youth Groups in Nigeria (CCSYGN) has threatened to occupy the National Assembly (NASS) over what it described as “concealing of his conviction in the U.S.” by the deputy president of Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege.
The group gave the threat in Abuja following allegations that Senator Omo-Agege concealed his conviction by the State Bar Court of California, Los Angeles, U.S., and went ahead to contest and occupy an exalted position in NASS, News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Convener of the forum, Solomon Adodo, who spoke on behalf of other CSOs, said that Omo-Agege should be prevailed upon by the Nigerian Senate to resign from office and his senatorial seat declared vacant.
Adodo, who is also the president, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), urged the law enforcement agency to immediately initiate fresh prosecution against Omo-Agege for the grievous offence of perjury and denigration of the Nigerian Constitution.
“Our scrupulous findings reveal that one Augustine O. Omo-Agege was admitted into the State Bar of California on Dec. 14, 1992.
“The records reveal that on or about March 7, 1993, the said Augustine O. Omo-Agege was alleged to have committed the crime of perjury-application for Driver’s license in the County of Los Angeles in violation of Penal code section 118, a felony.
“Following a lengthy prosecution of the said allegations levelled against Augustine O. Omo-Agege, he was convicted of violating California Penal code section 470 and was also subsequently suspended from the practice of law pending final disposition of the proceeding.
“Furthermore, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege willfully concealed the fact of the said conviction from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigerian Senate, thereby contravening provisions of the Nigerian Constitution and Rules of the Senate," he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Omo-Agege dismissed calls for his resignation over claims that he was convicted in the United States of America by the State Bar Court of the State of California, Los Angeles in 1996.
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