Senator representing Delta Central, Ovie Omo-Agege has been paid his entitlements, after a high court warned the leadership of the Senate.
Why Was Omo-Agege Suspended? Senator Omo-Agege was suspended at the behest of the incident of the stolen mace, with the Police arresting and releasing him on the same day.
The Senate, in April had suspended the Delta Central Senator for 90 days after his punishment was slashed by Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The Ethics, Privileges and Public Commissions Committee of the Senate had recommended a suspension of 180 days for the Senator.
Nullification of Suspension
A Federal High Court in May had nullified Omo-Agege’s suspension and asked the leadership of the Senate to ensure that all his due entitlements are paid.
Omo-Agege charged Saraki and the Senate to court and filed for contempt after refusal to pay his due entitlements. On October 11, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court warned Saraki to pay the Senator or come to the court to answer to his plea on the contempt charge.
When Were The Entitlements Paid?
Attorney representing Omo-Agege, Dr. Alex Izinyon informed the court that the Senate has paid his client his due entitlements on the 12th of October. He said the charge against the Senate and Saraki has been withdrawn and attested that there was compliance to the warnings of Justice Dimgba on the 11th of October.