Court nullifies suspension of Edo lawmaker


Court nullifies suspension of Edo lawmaker

Tony Osauzo, Benin

The three months suspension on Hon. Godwin Adenomo by Edo State House of Assembly has been declared ‘unconstitutional, illegal and of no effect whatsoever’ by an Edo State High Court.

Recall that Adenomo, who represents Ovia South West constituency in the Assembly, was suspended on May 16 for demanding payment of N220 million as his outstanding benefits and salaries.

‎The House had suspended him for the first three months in the first instance for failing to appear before its ad hoc committee to prove his claims.

Speaker of the House, Hon. Kabiru Adjoto, who announced Adenomo’s suspension at plenary, said he did not follow proper channel in line with the house’s rules to make his demands which he described as political and a deliberate attempt to malign and bring the house to…

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