Police Arrest Senator Omo-Agege over Stolen Mace

The police have arrested the lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.

Senator Omo-Agege was picked up by the police on Wednesday afternoon possibly in connection with the invasion of the Senate by hoodlums.

The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate for 90 days last week. He, however, attended the plenary today.

Earlier the National Assembly gave the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and Director General of the Department of State Security, Lawal Daura, 24 hours to recover the Mace.

The lawmakers gave the directive on Wednesday in Abuja shortly after unidentified hoodlums invaded the Senate Chambers and disrupted the ongoing proceedings.

On his part, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said that the thugs attempted to kidnap two Senators but the Senators refused to be intimidated.

While condemning the incident, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, described the act as an attempt to undermine the nation’s democracy.

Reports say the men are supporters of Senator Ovie Omo- Agege who was suspended last week.

In the meantime the Senate continued with the day’s plenary. Another mace has been placed where the previous one was snatched from.

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