Omo-Agege & Hoodlums Carted Away With the Senate Mace: Mace Theft – Police arrest Senator Omo-Agege.
A Nigerian Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, today have been arrested at the National Assembly premises for stealing the mace. It was reported that hoodlums were sent by the senator and they left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV. The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament.
NAN reports that the men barged into the Chamber of the Senate, during plenary, pushed away the Sergeant-at-Arms positioned at the entrance and carted away the mace.
It is unclear if the men have succeeded in leaving the National Assembly complex but at the time of this report, the mace has been taken away from the chamber.
The Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, who also condemned the incident said: “This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and it must be treated as such.
“This action is also an affront on the legislature, and the Leadership of the House has come to express their support against this action,” the Senate said in a statement by its spokesperson, He said.
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