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Victor Mela, the lawmaker representing Billiri/Balanga federal constituency in the House of Representatives, has been sentenced to prison.

The lawmaker was sentenced to one month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6, Abuja today.

Newsmen reports that a magistrate court had found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

He swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country while he has a British passport.

His conviction follows prosecution by the police in Abuja.

Mela was, however, given an option of fine.

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