How We Recovered The Stolen Mace – Police

The suspected thugs, who carted away the Senate's symbol of authority, in action on 18/04/2018.

THE Police has recover the Mace which symbolizes the authority of the upper legislative chamber stolen from its premises on Wednesday by suspected hoodlums.

This was after the National Assembly had given the Inspector General of Police 24hours to produce the mace that was stolen by hoodlums suspected to be sponsored by a suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.

The hoodlums, after stealing the mace, ran out of the chamber with it causing pandemonium in the National Assembly.

The mace was, however, replaced with another and Senate proceedings continued.

Also the suspended senator has stated that he did not sponsor the hoodlums and has been set free by the police after a purported arrest.

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Narrating how the mace was recovered the police said,“The police teams engaged in massive raids of identified criminal spots/flashpoints, stop and search operations, visibility and confidence building patrols, intelligence gathering which forced the suspected miscreants to abandon the mace at a point under the flyover before the City Gate, where a patriotic passer-by saw it and alerted the Police.”

This narrative was contained in a statement signed by the deputy public relations officer in the police headquarters, Aremu Adeniran, according to Premium Times.