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Jega faces contempt of court charge

The Federal High Court, Lokoja Division, was yesterday asked to jail the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, for alleged contempt of court.

Counsel to Olamaboro Local Government Area and 18 others, Alaji Onoja, in a suit asked that the INEC chairman be committed to prison over his refusal to restore Ogugu state constituency within the Kogi State House of Assembly.

The plaintiffs/applicants in Suit No: FHC/LKJ/CS/19/2014 are seeking the committal of the INEC chairman to prison over his refusal to obey an earlier court order for the restoration of Ogugu state constituency.

Justice P. Ayua had in a judgment he delivered on September 29, 2014, ordered the restoration of the “suppressed Ogugu state constituency”.

The case has been slated for November 19 for hearing.

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