Thugs steal The Mace
On Wednesday, some suspected thugs invaded the National Assembly’s chamber and made away with the Senate’s Mace, disrupting the lawmakers’ plenary session.
According to multiple reports, the incident happened immediately after a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege entered the Chamber.
According to Premium Times, the suspected thugs, about 10 of them came in with the Senator and forced their entrance into the Chamber.
A few seconds later, the thugs ran out of the Chamber with the Mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.
It was gathered that they left the National Assembly with the mace – which is the symbol of authority of the parliament – in a black SUV.
One of the security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the thugs told him and other officers they were with the senator.
“We tired to stop them but they told us they were with him (Omo-Agege),” he said.
The senators are yet to reconvene as at the time of filing this report.
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