Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Mace Theft: Senate resolves to summon Police IG, DG SSS

Mace Theft: Senate resolves to summon Police IG, DG SSS

Recall that the mace was stolen from the Senate chamber on Wednesday.

The mace was stolen on Wednesday by some thugs who invaded the red chambers.

Adamu's ordeal began after he led some senators, including Omo-Agege, to stage a walkout from the Senate Chambers in protest against the adoption of the Conference Committee Report on the amendment of the Electoral Act. Security at the parliament has been beefed up as a outcome.

The incident which became violent saw the thugs drive away with the Senate Mace, which is the symbol of authority of the national assembly.

Meanwhile, Daily Sun has reliably gathered that the invasion and snatching of the mace was a fallout of a meeting held by some lawmakers at the residence of a ranking senator from North Central in Abuja on Tuesday night.

"I want to also specially appreciate the leadership and members of the House of Representatives, the Management and staff of the National Assembly, especially our chamber staff for their gallantry".

Hours later a top police officer handed the mace over to Omolori, Clerk of the National Assembly.

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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.

Parliament can not convene without the mace, a metre-long metal rod traditionally carried by the Senate speaker upon entering and leaving the chamber. We will get to the roots of the matter.

"We will be inviting them next week to brief the Senate on the state of investigations", Ekweremadu said.

He added that since Senate President Bukola Saraki was out of the country, he had to brief Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari was attending the Commonwealth of States meeting in the United Kingdom.

The police spokesman said that investigation into the incident was still on to bring the perpetrators to book.

"The incident at the senate is hard for one to understand how it happened".

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