Court Sentences House of Reps Member to Prison

Victor Mela, the Gombe lawmaker representing Billiri/Balanga federal constituency in the House of Representatives, has been sentenced to prison.

A Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6 sentenced the lawmaker to one month imprisonment an option of fine for lying under oath.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported that the court found Mela guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

He swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country while he has a British passport.

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