Court Threatens Saraki, NASS Clerk With Prison If They Fail To Swear In Alfa

Court Threatens Saraki, NASS Clerk With Prison If They Fail To Swear In Alfa

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the National Assembly clerk, Mohammed Sani-Omolori has been threatened with a jail term in prison by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, if they refuse to obey the order of the court.

The court had ordered the Senate president and the clerk to swear in the Senator representing Kogi east, Isaac Mohammed Alfa.

The presiding judge in the case, Justice Gabriel Kolawole call on the Justice Gabriel Kolawole to re-issue certificate of return to Alfa.

Senator Attai Aidoko of the Peoples Democratic Party was asked to vacate the seat because he was not validly elected

However, Aidoko had filed another suit before the Federal High Court through his lawyer, Patrick Ikwueto calling for it to set aside its June 13, 2018 order.

The Federal High Court on February 21, 2019, struck out the suit on the grounds that its order of June 13, 2018, is still valid and subsisting.

The lawyer to Alfa, Reuben Egwuaba applied for “Form 48” which is a notice of consequences of disobedience to order of the Federal High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Alfa’s request was granted by the court on Thursday calling on Saraki and Sani-Omolori further delay to inaugurate him as Senator.

Justice Inyang Ekwo held that Saraki and Sani-Omolori should, “take notice that unless you obey the order contained in this order you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison”.