The newly elected Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege was convicted of forgery and felony in US state of California “for violating California Penal Code §470”.
According to information obtained from the website of the State Bar of California, Augustine O. Omo-Agege with membership number #162185 was suspended from the Bar on May 30, 1996 following his conviction. He was again placed on probation on December 30, 1998 on the account of his conviction after his suspension was temporary lifted on August 31,1998.
His suspension was finally lifted on July 3, 2012.
See his records with the California Bar,
Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central senatorial district was admitted to the State of California Bar on December 14,1992. His registered address with the Bar reads; Address: Augustine O. Omo-Agege, 10221 River Rd, # 61001, Potomac, MD 20859.
Born in Urogun in Ughelli North local government area of Delta state, he attended the University of Benin where he bagged a Bachelors degree in Law in 1985 before he proceeded to the Nigeria Law School. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986.
He moved to the United States in 1990 where he worked as Foreign Associate Charles O Agege’s law office in Los Angeles, California following his admission to the California Bar in 1992.
In 2003 he was appointed Executive Assistant to then governor of Delta state, James Ibori. Two years later he was appointed Commissioner for special duties before he was appointed the Secretary to the State Government in 2007.
He contested and won the 2015 Senatorial elections under the platform of the Labour Party before defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On April 18, 2018 thugs reportedly acting on the orders of Omo-Agege invaded the hallowed chambers of the Nigerian Senate, snatching the mace, the symbol of legislative authority. He was suspended from the senate but his suspension was nullified by a federal high court in Abuja that declared the suspension unconstitutional.
He was re-elected in the 2019 general elections and yesterday emerged the Deputy Senate President after he defeated the immediate past occupier of the position, Ike Ekweremadu with 68 votes to 37. He was the APC anointed candidate for the position.