Senate moves to strip President, V.P, Governors, Deputy Governors of immunity

If the new bill before the Nigerian Senate is passed into law, sitting Presidents will no longer enjoy immunity in criminal matters.

Senate moves to strip President, V.P, Governors, Deputy Governors of immunity lailasnews

Also to lose immunity is the Vice President, Governors and their deputies in the impending alteration.

This followed the second reading of a Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to qualify criminal liability for certain public officers under Section 308” sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.

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