A federal High Court sitting in Abuja has rejected a stay-of-execution order requested by the Senate against a previous ruling of the court regarding the suspension of a Delta state Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Premium Times reports that Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had nullified the suspension of Omo-Agege after faulting the decision of Senate to slam a lengthy suspension on the senator.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Senate indicated its willingness to appeal the ruling and applied for a stay-of-execution order.
It was gathered that the senator’s lawyer, Alex Iziyon, on Wednesday, May 16, confirmed the decision, saying, “it is true.”
Giving details of the refusal of the court to grant the request, Omo-Agege’s media aide, Efe Duku, said the judge ruled that the application sought by the Senate bordered on the initial motion filed by Omo-Agege.
It said the court ruled that the said motion by Omo-Agege was actually refused, hence the motion against it was considered not meritorious.
He said: "Justice Nnamdi Dimgba refused the application on the chief ground that, strictly speaking, there is no appeal against his decision nullifying the suspension.
"That the appeal before him is against the reliefs of the plaintiff that is: Senator Omo-Agege which were not granted not granted by the court. In the circumstance, he held that the application lacked merit and struck same out."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that security was on Monday, May 14, beefed up at the National Assembly, Abuja, ahead of expected resumption of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege following Thursday’s Abuja High Court nullification of his suspension by the Senate.
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