Senate keeps silent on Omo-Agege’s alleged conviction
Written by Esther Omonegbe on January 23, 2020
The Senate has remained silent over the alleged conviction of one of its presiding officers for felony by a United States’ court in 1996.
A coalition of nine civil society organisations had penultimate Monday alleged that the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo- Agege, was convicted by a US court in 1996.
A demonstration was stage at the office of the Department of State Services by the CSOs in Abuja on Friday following the expiration of its 72-hour ultimatum to Omo-Agege to resign.
They asked the DSS to investigate and prosecute the Deputy President of the Senate since his colleagues had refused to take any action.
A principal officer of the Senate however told our correspondent on condition of anonymity on Tuesday that the Senate would not speak on the matter.
He said, “What do you want the Senate to say? The man has cleared himself of the allegation levelled against him. Let those who are protesting drag him to court.”
Yomi Odunuga, the Special Adviser to Omo-Agege on Media and Publicity, in a statement said the court did not convict him.
“Till date, he travels freely to and within the country without any hint of harassment.”