Stolen Mace: Crisis looms as NASS C'ttee summons Omo-Agege, Ndume

We Will Allow Omo-Agege Resume In His Office – Senate

We Will Allow Omo-Agege Resume In His Office – Senate

NAIJ.com gathered that Sani in a tweet said Senate's adherence to court order would challenge the executives and all security agencies to also respect all court orders pending before them.

Disobeying court orders is resistance to the rule of law.We desecrate democracy each time we defy the courts.

Mr Omo-Agege was expected to resume plenary and other legislative duties on Tuesday after a federal high court last week quashed his suspension from the Senate.

The joint Senate and House of Representatives ad hoc committee investigating the invasion of the Senate's chamber and the snatching of its mace has invited Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume.

The embattled senator was suspended by the Senate in April. As at when the Senate adjourned at about 1.10pm, Omo-Agege was not in the chamber.

"The Senate has been advised that since the motion for stay of execution of the Thursday (May 10, 2018) judgement shall be heard and possibly determined on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, we shall therefore respect the subsisting High Court judgement and await the appellate court's decision on the pending motion".

Omo-Agege could not be reached, as he did not pick several calls made to his telephone line.

Last week Thursday, a Federal High Court in Abuja nullified the suspension of Omo-Agege for 90 days by his colleagues and declared it illegal.


The judge also added that the Senate's decision to punish Omo-Agege for filing a suit against the Senate and for punishing him while his suit was pending constituted an affront on the judiciary.

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday, failed to attend Senate's plenary, despite series of boasts that he will storm the chamber.

Spokesperson for the Senate, Sabi Abdullahi, said Omo-Agege will be allowed to resume based on advice by lawyers.

His suspension was based on his comment that amendment to section 25 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended), bordering on reordering of elections sequence was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.

Dimgba also ordered the Senate to pay Omo-Agege any outstanding salaries or allowances which were due to him during the period of the suspension.

Mr Omo-Agege had approached the court to determine whether the Senate has authority to investigate and even discipline a senator, whose case is already before a court of law.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that apart from full security detail in the chamber of the red chamber on Monday, police officers were seen at the lobby leading into the chamber, a development that is unusual on a non-sitting day.

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