Nigerian Lawmaker Jailed For Lying Under Oath

A Nigerian lawmaker, Victor Mela, was on Friday sentenced to one month in prison by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6, Abuja.

Mela, who is representing Gombe State’s Balanga-Billiri Federal constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, was convicted on November 10 of lying under oath in his CD001 INEC form submitted ahead of the 2019 general.

The Vice Chairman of the Solid Minerals Committee, however, was given an option to pay a fine.

The court found that the lawmaker lied about his citizenship.

It was discovered that Mela has a British passport.

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