Details have begun to emerge concerning the attack on the Senate by hoodlums who stormed the premise and stole the mace which is the symbol of authority of the Red Chamber.
NAIJ.com had reported that the Senate came under attack on Wednesday, April 18, when some thugs suspected to be led in by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege stole the mace and disappeared with it.
According to Daily Trust, about 500 security officials are attached to the National Assembly and 250 of them were on duty during the invasion. They are made up of the policemen, agents of the Department of State Service (DSS) and sergeant - at- arms staff.
It was reported that the five suspects arrived in a black SUV and told security officials that they were with Senator Omo-Agege and they were allowed entry.
Shortly after the senator representing Delta central entered the Red Chamber, the hoodlums walked in and rushed to the front before seizing the mace and running away with it to the surprise of Senator Ike Ekweremadu who was presiding over the session and other lawmakers.
It was reported that two sergeants - at- arms staff tried to stop the assailants from escaping but they could not prevent them.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian police recovered the Senate mace after it was stolen by hoodlums at the Red Chamber.
NAIJ.com had reported that the hoodlums stormed the National Assembly on Wednesday, April 18, and forcefully took the mace away. It was rumoured that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta central had led the thugs to the Senate as a protest against his suspension.
The police commended the people of Abuja for their confidence in them in reporting when they spotted the mace under a flyover.
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