The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, said it was not aware of the alleged indictment of the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege and as such, won’t probe him.
Spokesman of the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, while briefing newsmen on Tuesday, said the case of Senator Omo-Agege was not the same as that of Senator Elisha Abbo, where the Senate set up an ad hoc committee to probe alleged assault of a Nigerian lady, March 2019.
Omo-Agege is being accused of indictment by a county court in the united states of America in 1996, for felony.
A coalition of nine civil society organizations had in a press briefing led by Solomon Adodo, asked Omo-Agege to resign his position as DSP within 72 hours.
At the expiration of the ultimatum, the coalition marched to the office of the State Security Service (DSS) in protest.
They asked the DSS to investigate and prosecute the Deputy President of the Senate since his colleagues had refused to take any action.
On his part, Omo-Agege, through his media adviser, Yomi Odunuga, dispelled the allegation, describing the coalition as “an unscrupulous band of mischief makers seeking to mislead gullible people with lies and propaganda by calling for the immediate resignation of the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, over a spurious and malicious allegation”.
Senator Akwashiki, in his briefing, said, “the Senate won’t probe the alleged indictment of the DSP because it didn’t happen here. The case of Senator Abbo is clearly different, even though they are all senators”.
He said, “a motion has not been raised on the floor of the Senate and there is no pending petition from anyone that is before the Senate.
“I only got to read it on the media, just like any other person read it on the media”.
The Senate spokesman also dismissed further questions on the matter, saying, “I am not the Spokesman of the American embassy. I am not the spokesman of the DSS or the judiciary, which is an arm of government, I’m the spokesman to the Senate and to the best of my knowledge, the matter has not been brought to the Senate yet”.
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