CRIME

Gombe Rep. Member Gets 1 Month Jail Sentence for Lying About Citizenship

House of Representatives Member, Mr. Victor Mela Danzaria has been sentenced to one month imprisonment by an Abuja Magistrate Court.

Mela who represents the Billiri/Balanga Federal Constituency from Gombe State, was on Friday, found guilty of lying about his citizenship.

A Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 6 delivered the verdict to remand the lawmaker in prison for a month, which it said can be averted by option of a fine.

Victor Mela represents Billiri/Balanga Federal Constituency.

He was found guilty of lying in a form he filled and submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards the 2019 general elections.

Mela, 47, it was gathered, has a British passport.

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