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BREAKING: Court sentences Rep member to prison for lying



A Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6, has sentenced a member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela, to one month imprisonment.


The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.


Recalled on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.


The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.


Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


His conviction follows his prosecution by the police in Abuja.


More details later….


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