JUST IN: Supreme Court Sacks Nigerian lawmaker, Herman Hembe

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The Supreme Court has sacked Herman Hembe from the House of Representatives.

Mr. Hembe, who represents Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency of Benue State was not the valid candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, the court ruled.

The court also ordered that Mr. Hembe be replaced with Dorathy Mato, who was declared the right winner of the APC primaries.

Mr. Hembe was also ordered to return all the salaries and allowances he received as lawmaker since he was sworn in in 2015.

Mr. Hembe’s sack occurs about two months after the Supreme Court sacked another member of the House, Sopuluchukwu Ezeonwuka.

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