Mace theft: Court restrains police, SSS from arresting Omo-Agege

Mace theft: Court restrains police, SSS from arresting Omo-Agege

- The State Security Service and the attorney general of the federation have been restrained from arresting or threatening a senator, Ovie Omo-Agege

- A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory gave the order a day after senator, Ovie Omo-Agege was arrested by the police at the Senate premises

- The senator was briefly detained by the police on after he was arrested at the premises of the National Assembly

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday, April 19, has ordered the Nigeria Police Force and the state Security Service (SSS) and the attorney general of the federation not to arrest a senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.

Premium Times reports that Omo-Agege’s lawyers approached the court on Thursday, April 19 seeking an interim injunction against further arrest or detention of the senator.

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The team of lawyers led by Aliyu Umar, a Senior Avocate of Nigeria, asked for court’s protection for the embattled senator pending determination of a fundamental human rights case brought against the respondents.

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The judge, Ishaq Bello, granted the four-point prayers of the senator’s lawyers and adjourned the matter to May 6. The case is also reassigned to Court 30 for hearing.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that suspended senator, Ovie Omo- Agege was arrested by Abuja police at the Senate premises after he led a team of thugs to invade the Nigerian Senate.

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

The thugs reportedly barged into the Chamber of the Senate, during plenary, pushed away the Sergeant-at-Arms positioned at the entrance and carted away the mace.

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Source: Naija.ng

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