Dual Citizenship: Police withdraw appeal against Nigerian lawmaker

Published: 20/Juil/2021
Source: Premium Times (Abuja)

by Nasir Ayitogo

The FCT police command has withdrawn an appeal against a member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela (Gombe-APC), who was convicted by a magistrate court.

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Zone 6, Wuse, Abuja, had last year convicted Mr Mela for lying on oath in his Form CF001 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a candidate in the 2019 general elections.

He swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he had a Canadian passport.

Consequently, he was sentenced to one month imprisonment with an option of a fine.

Not satisfied with the judgement, the lawmaker appealed at an FCT high court, challenging the verdict of the magistrate. He won in the higher court.

Read further: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/474655-dual-citizenship-police-withdraw-appeal-against-nigerian-lawmaker.html

Themes: Double Nationalité, Nationalité des politiciens
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2021