Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Senate summons Police IG, DG DSS over invasion, stolen mace

Mace snatching Reps move to Senate on solidarity PoliticsMace snatching Reps move to Senate on solidarity By Musa Abdullahi Krishi | Publish Date Apr 18 2018 12:54PM
Allan Lindsey | 21 April, 2018, 13:49

The National Assembly had on Wednesday given the Inspector General of Police 24hours to produce the mace that was stolen by hoodlums suspected to be sponsored by a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.

How were 5 persons able to overpower the entire security personnel at the National Assembly and make away with the mace?

Sahara Reporters had earlier reported that the mace that was snatched from the Senate during a plenary session has been returned after it was found under a flyover bridge in Abuja.

Spiritual charms have been recovered from the thugs that invaded the Senate's chamber on Wednesday and stole its Mace.

Omo-Agege has since denied his involvement in the incident. The accusation led to the arrest of the Senator by the police later, same day.

The Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, granted the restraining order shortly after Omo-Agege's lawyer, Aliyu Umar (SAN), moved the senator's ex parte application on Thursday.

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Meanwhile, it was learnt that the leadership of the Senate yesterday reviewed the incident and has identified some of the lawmakers behind the plot to disrupt the activities of the chamber. The DIG, in returning the mace, handed it to the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani Omolori, at the entrance of the central lobby of the National Assembly where the two hallow chambers are situated.

Decisions taken in the Senate can not be approved without the ornamental staff, which symbolises the authority of the legislature, but the upper house resumed proceedings shortly after the theft by using a spare mace. "I know they are still meeting and they will not give up as long as they see Saraki and Ekweremadu as enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari".

The Deputy Senate President however used the opportunity to again advocate for a decentralised police system which he said would have prevented the attack. We'll get to the root of this matter.

"We therefore call on the inspector-general of police and the director-general of SSS to ensure that all those who plotted, aided, abated and executed this dastardly affront on our democracy and belittle Nigerians before the worldwide community must be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others".

The Senator later apologised to his colleagues after the Senate had directed its Ethics & Privileges Committee to investigate the matter.

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