A Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6, has sentenced a member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela, to one month imprisonment.
The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency in Gombe State was, however, given an option of fine.
On the November 10, 2020, the magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.
The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.
Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.
His conviction follows his prosecution by the police in Abuja.