A Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6, Abuja has found a member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela, guilty of lying under oath while filing the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.
The lawmaker, who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency of Gombe State, was convicted following prosecution by the FCT Police.
The presiding judge has however set a different date for the sentence of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.
Mela contested under the All Progressives Congress party in February 2019 and polled 45,112 votes to defeat a serving member, Ali Isa JC, who scored 35,395 at the National assembly elections.
He is presently the House Committee Vice Chairman on Solid Minerals.