FCT Magistrate Court Sentences Victor Mela, Rep Member For Perjury

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A magistrate court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has sentenced a member of the house representatives, Victor Mela, to one-month in prison for perjury.

Mela, who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency of Gombe state, was convicted for lying under oath in the CD001 INEC form he completed ahead of the 2019 election.

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He claimed he did not have dual citizenship while possessing a British passport which shows he is a citizen of Britain.

The court, however, gave him an option fine.

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