Friday, 29 June 2018

Court Grants Sen. Omo-Agege's Request To Serve Saraki, Senate

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted an application by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege seeking to serve contempt proceedings on the Senate and Senate President Bukola Saraki, through newspaper publication.

Omo-Agege approached the court through an ex parte motion seeking to effect service of form 48 which is notice of contempt and form 49, notice of committal to prison on the respondents for refusing to accept personal service.

Alex Izinyon (SAN), counsel to the lawmaker, told the court that since May when the court made an order nullifying his client’s suspension, the senate had yet to pay him his outstanding salaries, and allowances.

Izinyon told the court that they had difficulty serving the respondents particularly Saraki. He said that the bailiff informed him that the security at the gate of the National Assembly denied him access to the complex.

Following Izinyon’s submissions, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba granted the order for substituted service through newspaper publication as prayed by the applicant.

The move by Omo-Agege is to enforce the May 10 judgment delivered by Justice Dimbga nullifying his suspension and ordering the senate to pay him his outstanding salaries and allowances.

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