Sunday Aghedo of the All Progressive Congress, APC, a member of the Edo state House of Assembly representing Ovia South West has been sacked by the Supreme Court.
Justice Dantijo Mohammed of the apex court dismissed the appeal of the lawmaker and his political party, ordering his sack.
The court declared Godwin Adenomo, also of the APC, the winner of the general election in Ovia South- West constituency of Edo State House of Assembly held on April 11, 2015.
The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Court of Appeal Benin Division and held that Adenomo won the APC primary election conducted by the APC held on the December 2, 2014 for nominating the party’s candidate for the general election held on April 11, 2015.
The court ordered the Speaker of Edo State House of Assembly to swear in Godwin Adenomo as member of the Assembly representing Ovia South West constituency.
Aghedo was ordered to refund all salaries and allowances he collected from Edo State House of Assembly from May 2015 to date to the Edo State House of Assembly within 90 days.
The court also awarded N300, 000 cost against Aghedo, the appellant who had challenged the decision of the Court of Appeal Benin Division delivered by Justice Moore Asiemo Adumein.