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Senate to look into Omo-Agege’s conviction in USA if…


The Senate on Tuesday assured that it will look into the allegation that the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege was convicted by the court in the United States of America if a petition is filed before the Senate.

A youth group’ purportedly led by one Solomon Adodo had called for the immediate resignation of Omo-Agege, and alleged that the DSP was convicted by a Californian court in the USA over a criminal offense.

But Omo-Agege had swiftly described the allegation as not only spurious but highly malicious. According to Omo-Agege, the allegation was antics by opposition to deter him from performing his duties and to move the country forward.

However, Senator Godiya Akwashiki, spokesperson of the Senate while stating the position of the Red Chamber on the matter, to newsmen in Abuja said the Senate will consider the case against the DSP to ascertain the genuineness of the allegations.

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He said the case of Senator Elisha Aboh, who was accused of molesting a woman where the Senate investigated, can be similar but also, very different from that of Omo-Agege.

“The issue of DSP just like any other person, I read in the news but I want to say here that I am speaking here for the 9th Senate, I am not speaking for American court or judiciary as an arm of government in Nigeria.

“The issue of Elisha Abbo is similar but entirely different from the issue of the Deputy Senate President. We are Senators and lawmakers, so we should be seen working within the purview of the law of the land.

“The issue of Elisha Abbo, somebody stood up and raised a matter of public interest, we discussed it and we set up a committee but because that matter is in the court of law, we said we should keep it in abeyance. There is nothing wrong with that.

“The issue of the Senate President is not even in Nigeria. I don’t know anything about it. We are Senators if somebody petitions the DSP to the committee on the petition, I want to assure you, we will look into it. For now, it is not an issue of the Senate,” Akwashiki stated.