The ambition of Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila to become Speaker in the 9th House of Representatives may suffer a severe setback as a Federal High Court has been asked to not only revoke his membership of the House of Representatives but to declare him unfit to be elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Recall that www.e-nigeriang.com had published a story detailing how Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila and other top Nigerians were allegedly convicted in the State of Georgia for fraud. READ THE DETAILS HERE The story with so much details also had documents backing up the claim by Usman Jamilu Rahman who claims to live in the State of Georgia where Gbajabiamila and others were convicted.
In a statement of grievance filed before the Supreme Court of Georgia by one Mrs. Hadyyatou Barry, Femi Gbajabiamila acting on information he stumbled on, proceeded to impersonate and pose as a lawyer to Hadyyatou Barry, signed for and received insurance claims monies in cheque for the sum of $25,000, cashed same into his trustee’s account, withdrew same and fled to Nigeria in the wake of 2003.
Meanwhile, the accident victim, Mrs. Hadyyatou Barry who lost one eye, seven teeth, two broken legs in the accident was left with no money and access to medical treatment, to wallow in complete penury.
Despite frantic attempts by Femi Gbajabiamila to cover his track over the years and recently, one Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin, who is alleged to have petitioned the Supreme of Georgia to seal off the records of proceedings where Femi Gbajabiamila pleaded guilty to acts of willful dishonesty, Nigerians and the world still have access to details of the embarrassing conduct of a man who has become one of Nigeria’s known legislators.
Again, the sins of the past may have visited the lawmaker in 2019 as a certain Philip Undie has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare the lawmaker unfit to be elected as a member or Speaker of the House of Representatives over the above mentioned crime for which he pleaded guilty and was eventually convicted in America.
Undie also contended through his lawyer, Mr Ayodele Justice, that by virtue of Section 66 of the Nigerian Constitution, the judgment of the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia allegedly convicting and sentencing Gbajabiamila for fraud and dishonesty, the lawmaker was unfit to be elected as a member or Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The suit also urged the court to restrain both the House of Representatives and Gbajabiamila’s party, the All Progressives Congress – APC, from accepting his nomination as an aspirant for the office of the Speaker of the House.
Those joined as defendants in the suit, marked HC/ABJ/CS/539/2019, are Gbajabiamila, the House of Representatives, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Gbajabiamila’s party, the APC.
He said as punishment for the offence, Gbajabiamila was sentenced to a suspension from pracitising as a lawyer for 36 months.
He said the conviction and sentence were passed by the full panel of the Supreme Court of the State of Georgia in a judgment on February 26, 2007.
The plaintiff is not only seeking a declaration that the 1st defendant is not a fit and proper person to be elected as a member of the House of Representatives and or/as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, he is also, among others, seeking “an order of injunction restraining the 2nd and 4th defendants (the House and APC) from accepting the nomination of the 1st defendant as an aspirant for the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the 2nd defendant herein.”
He also asked the court to make “an order of injunction restraining” the lawmaker “from parading himself as a member of the House of Representatives” and “also as an aspirant for the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.”
For the records, Femi Gbajabiamila is a Nigerian lawyer, married to Salamatu Gbajabiamila, he is aged 56 years. He attended University of Lagos, Igbobi College and John Marshall Law Schoolin Atlanta. He is the current House of Representatives member representing Surulere Constituency 1 in Lagos State.