Saraki pays Omo-Agege’s withheld entitlements


The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has approved the request for the payment of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege’s withheld entitlements.

Omo-Agege’s lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), made the disclosure at the resumption of proceedings in the contempt case filed against Saraki and the Senate by Omo-Agege, before the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The Saraki-led Sanate had, earlier this year, suspended Omo-Agege, which the court in a May 10, 2018 judgement, set aside, ordered his reinstatement and the payment of all his accrued benefits for the period of the suspension.

On Thursday, Izinyon told the court that his client was paid his entitlements on October 12, 2018.

He recalled that a Special Assistant to Saraki informed him that his client has nine cheques waiting for him.

Iziyon said Omo-Agege, however, complained that there was a shortfall of N6m when the cheques were handed to him.

He added that the Saraki’s aide admitted that the shortfall was from an error in computation and that error was promptly rectified and the N6m paid to his client.

Saraki and the Senate were represented by a lawyer, Efut Okoi.

Izinyon then applied to withdraw the contempt case, and application Okoi did not object to. Justice Dimgba then struck the case out.dp.


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