- Senator Omo-Agege remains Delta Central senator as the suit seeking to get him sacked has been dismissed
- A group had accused the deputy Senate president of forgery and asked the court to sack him
- The presiding judge, however, ruled that an earlier judgment has already acquitted Omo-Agege, describing the group's suit as abuse of court process
A group's effort to get Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central, sacked has become unsuccessful following a ruling of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The group identified as the Incorporated Trustees of Empowerment for Unemployed Youth Initiative wanted the court to sack Omo-Agege who is also the deputy Senate president, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the group accused the Delta Central senator of forgery.
However, delivering his verdict on Thursday, June 25, Justice Ahmed Mohammed held that the suit was an abuse of court process intended to embarrass and irritate Senator Omo-Agege.
According to Justice Mohammed, the issue of Omo-Agege’s alleged conviction for forgery had already been resolved in an earlier judgment by a high court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The high court in the earlier verdict acquitted Omo-Agege of the alleged forgery.
Justice Mohammed held that the decision of the High Court of the FCT is a judgment in realm which binds the entire world, including those who were not a party to the suit, until such a judgment is set aside on appeal.
The Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, made the disclosure on Thursday, June 11, during his speech to commemorate the first anniversary of the 9th National Assembly.
He said the federal government resorted to taking loans from both domestic and foreign sources to fund the 2020 budget.
Lawan stated that due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria’s revenues, the Senate was prompted to review of the 2020 budget.
He said the National Assembly is monitoring loans to ensure that they are used for the original purpose.
The Senate president said while borrowing may be inevitable at the moment, the government should consider public-private partnership (PPP) as a means of funding some of its projects.