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S’Court sacks Taraba senator, Reps member, Hembe

The Supreme Court on Friday sacked the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Garba Umar, and the lawmaker representing Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Herman Hembe.

In two separate judgments, the apex court ordered the two legislators to refund all the salaries and/or emoluments which they had collected while occupying their respective seats in the National Assembly.

In the lead judgment of a five-man panel headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, the apex court ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificates of return issued to them.

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